Welcome to Open Cloud Design

Cloud Design Areas Hello and welcome to Open Cloud Design.  We are a team of cloud architects and engineers whose goal is to disseminate useful, concise, timely information, in an open and honest manner.  I.e. we want to strip away marketing hype and bring you clear information that will assist you in your quest to make better informed decisions.  Although our focus will be on open source software, we will also include articles about proprietary software, especially when open source does not offer a viable, comparable solution.

The scope of our discussions will naturally focus on the three pillars of cloud design - compute, storage and network.  We will additionally cover a much broader spectrum of topics as outlined in the following diagram (click to enlarge):