Analysts predict perfect storm of innovation, courtesy of open source

As the $148 billion cloud market continues to grow at a rate of 25 percent annuallythe open-source community can take much responsibility for the adoption and innovation driving businesses to go all in on the cloud, according to Krish Subramanian (pictured), founder and principal analyst at Rishidot Research LLC.

“I would even go one step further and say open source is completely disrupting the traditional enterprise software in modern business,” Subramanian said.

According to one survey that included 3,400 business participants, 55 percent of respondents employ open source for infrastructure, and 65 percent said open source helps them to speed application development.

Subramanian spoke with John Furrier (@furrier) and Peter Burris (@plburris), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, during the Cisco DevNet Create event in San Francisco. The trio analyzed the event and Cisco Systems Inc.’s involvement with the development community. (* Disclosure below.)

 The week Krish Subramanian is theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.

An open playing field

Referring to Cisco’s cloud game plan, Subramanian feels that the networking company didn’t rush into the market trying to compete with Amazon Web Services Inc. By waiting for the right moment, and beginning with its InterCloud Fabric — which helps organizations build secure hybrid clouds — he believes that Cisco will go further. In fact, the company is in a good position to handle the Internet of Things, he added.

“And with the increasing focus on developers, they are going to capture the minds of developers. Especially for IoT; that is critical for Cisco. With the emphasis on programmability, Cisco is taking right steps toward capturing developer attention; they will be able to get there,” Subramanian said.

IoT remains in its infancy, and the evolution is still unraveling. Cisco is very persistent, and by acquiring AppDynamics Inc., it is telling the world…

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