Open Cloud

What Does Open Cloud Mean?

The term “open cloud” in IT is a broad-based term for open-source or open-design technologies applied to cloud computing.


Techopedia Explains Open Cloud

Some uses of the phrase “open cloud” involve specific company products. There are also agencies like the Open Cloud Consortium that use the term “open cloud” in relation to their overall goals and objectives.

When using the term “open cloud,” many IT professionals refer to the objective of having transparent, versatile, scalable and easily controlled cloud systems. Cloud computing has become central to many enterprise IT models, and many IT experts have been designing cloud systems to be as effective and beneficial as possible. Open cloud is part of the design philosophy that drives innovation in cloud-delivered services.


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