Applicability of Open Source Software (OSS) with Cloud Computing
Gunjan Kotwani1, Pawan Kalyani2

1Gunjan Kotwani, Computer Science, Maya Ratna Education Society, Ajmer, India.
2Pawan Kalyani, Management, Maya Ratna Education Society, Ajmer, India.
Manuscript received on September 01, 2013. | Revised Manuscript Received on September 17, 2013. | Manuscript published on September 20, 2013. | PP: 4-10 | Volume-1, Issue-10, September 2013. | Retrieval Number: I0288081913/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Cloud computing is a very new and innovative technology being used in today’s business scenario. Everything is available on the cloud; you can access the data, files, software, etc. from anywhere in the world. You do not need a particular type of hardware or software configuration. In large companies cloud computing is used as a strategic tool for outsourcing their IT or other requirements. The companies have to ensure maximum usage of expensive server and storage investments. Cloud computing data centers deploy input/output and networking solutions that scale to support any level of performance. Open Source Software is a unique concept where everybody is free to change the code of software and upgrade its utility. The concept behind the development of Open Source Software (OSS) has been sharing of source code for modification, improvement and dissemination. IT professionals from all over the world are joining in this revolution. We can just imagine the future of cloud computing and open source software, together. Open Source’s main attributes of openness and community based collaboration make OSS and Cloud Computing strongly synergetic, thus laying the foundation for a technological revolution, majorly helping the small and middle sized companies with their services. Limitless opportunity of programming, website hosting, new business opportunity, strategic tool, cost effective, etc. could be the few reasons to make this technology popular in future. In this research paper we explore the options of Open Source Software that can add to the productivity and applicability of Cloud Computing.
Keywords: Cloud Computing, Open Source Software, Future technology, small and middle sized companies.