Cloud Computing: Current Open Source Applications and Platforms

Cloud Computing: Current Open Source Applications and Platforms

Cloud Computing: Current Open Source Applications and Platforms

From time to time, we usually explore in depth a IT domain Focused from the perspective of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux. The last time was recently about the Artificial Intelligence in a publication called: "Artificial Intelligence: The best known and used open source AI". And today we will do something similar with the IT field of "Cloud Computing", that is, of the Cloud Computing.

Keep in mind that the "Cloud Computing" or Cloud Computing basically it's the management of virtualized IT resources through the Internet. It is pure computing implemented as a service, and delivered under a demand and payment-for-consumption scheme, through a Cloud services platform.

Cloud Computing: Everything as a Service - XaaS

Cloud Computing: Everything as a Service - XaaS

For those interested in exploring some of our previous related posts with the scope of Cloud Computing, you can click on the following links, after finishing reading this publication:

"XaaS is currently the new paradigm for the cloud computing market and whose growth trend for the coming years will have a great impact on the Telecommunications, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) segments. Since XaaS is a technological concept that encompasses several concepts related to technological innovation in the cloud, which generates new ways of generating and adding value to organizations, both public and private.". XaaS: Cloud Computing - Everything as a Service

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Cloud Computing: Top Open Source Platforms and Apps

Cloud Computing: Top Open Source Platforms and Apps

Cloud Computing Platforms

Among the "Cloud Computing" platforms o Cloud Computing, Y de open source, we can mention and describe the following 4:


It is an Operating System in the cloud that controls large groups of computing, storage and network resources in an entire data center, all of them managed and provisioned through APIs with common authentication mechanisms. It also has a control panel that allows administrators to control and facilitate the provisioning of resources for their users through a web interface. In addition to the standard functionality of infrastructure as a service, there are additional components that provide orchestration, fault management and service management, among other services, to ensure the high availability of user applications. What is OpenStack?

Cloud Foundry

It is an open Platform as a Service (PaaS) that provides a highly efficient and modern model for delivering cloud-native applications on top of Kubernetes. In addition, it offers a selection of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Making it faster and easier for you to build, test, deploy, and scale applications. What is Cloud Foundry?


It is an enterprise Kubernetes container platform with end-to-end automated operations, enabling you to manage hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and edge computing deployments. This solution from the Red Hat enterprise is optimized to improve developer productivity and foster innovation. And with end-to-end automated operations, a consistent experience across environments, and self-service deployment for developers, teams can work together to move ideas from development to production more efficiently. What is Red Hat OpenShift?


It is an open source multi-cloud and edge orchestration platform. Which among other things, enables organizations to effortlessly transition to the public cloud and cloud-native architecture by allowing them to automate their existing infrastructure alongside distributed edge and cloud-native resources. Additionally, it also enables users to manage different automation and orchestration domains as part of a common CI / CD pipeline. What is Cloudify?

Other 13 existing and known are:

  1. Alibaba Cloud
  2. Apache Mesos
  3. AppScale
  4. Cloudstack
  5. FOSS-Cloud
  6. Eucalyptus
  7. OpenNebula
  8. OpenShift Origin / OKD
  9. Stackato
  10. Synnefo
  11. Tsuru
  12. VirtEngine
  13. WSO2

Cloud Computing Apps

Among the Applications related or applicable to the IT domain of "Cloud Computing" o Cloud Computing, Y de open source, we can mention the following 10:

  1. Alfresco
  2. Bacula
  3. GridGrain
  4. Hadoop
  5. Nagios
  6. Odoo
  7. Owncloud
  8. Xen
  9. Zabbix
  10. Zimbra

More information

Remember that, in previous related posts mentioned above, it is possible to delve into the concepts and technologies following:

  1. Everything as a Service: XaaS, Anything as a Service, or Everything as a Service.
  2. Software as a Service: SaaS, Software as a Service.
  3. Platform as a Service: PaaS, Platform as a Service.
  4. Infrastructure as a Service: IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service.
  5. Benefits, Advantages, Disadvantages and Risks: From Cloud Computing.
  6. Interoperability: Through the Cloud.
  7. Cloud Types: Public, Private, Community and Hybrid.
  8. Future decentralized platforms: Cloud computing.
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In short, the scope of "Cloud Computing" is one of many current IT trends that every day it advances with strength and that it promises to materialize many important achievements for society, especially in terms of work and people's way of life. The Cloud Computing together with technologies in full development such as 6G Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and many others, promise a great future IT for the humanity.

Finally, we hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.

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