Best Practice Report

The Forrester Guide To Open Source Cloud Projects

Navigate Your Options From Three Vantage Points

August 2nd, 2021
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Christopher Condo , Will McKeon-White , Jeffrey Hammond , Duncan Dietz , Diane Lynch


As companies recognize the big advantages of cloud platforms, they also see open source as an economical and innovative path tightly intertwined with public and private cloud options. But these projects aren’t without downsides. Enterprises have struggled to stay under budget, navigate license policies, ensure a fully secure profile, and yes, even manage vendor lock-in within the open source ecosystem. This report guides infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals through their open source options.

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