Cisco may well be paving the way for an open-source competitor by making CIOs comfortable with open source.
Open source offers a more efficient way to acquire customers, and gives customers a way to derisk their IT investments, as Vyatta demonstrates in New Mexico.
In this seventh installment of the Open Source CEO Series, I talk with Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta.
Storage and networking devices increasingly leverage and repurpose server technology. But the trend towards generalization is more complicated than that.
Juniper and Cisco are honing their skills at open press releases. But that's about it.
A licensing issue with its proprietary Linux drives appears to have helped lead to Microsoft's contribution of GPL code to Linux.
Do open-source leeches help or hurt themselves by strip-mining open source?
If you talk to your favorite telecommunications company, you find them concentrating on how they will compete in cloud infrastructure, platform and software services.
Instant gratification: fast pitches and same-day shipping
Roy Rubin, CEO of open-source e-commerce leader Magento, says the company expects to reach 1 million downloads by month's end.