This time, Yahoo has made an announcement, in my opinion, quite striking because they are developing an infrastructure by their own cloud computing To improve its internal operations seeking release Under Open Source license , This year.
With this domestic project now, the company plans to better manage their infrastructure and also offer users a free alternative to services IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), For example, the Amazon to enable them to start their own independent infrastructure. As told by Todd Papaioannou, Vice President Yahoo’s cloud architecture:
“We’re committed to open-sourcing all of our cloud infrastructure, for the simple reason that we don’t believe the cloud infrastructure is a competitive differentiator for us,” says Todd Papaioannou, Yahoo’s vice president of cloud architecture. “I have this question pop up from time to time, ‘Is Yahoo ever going to move into the cloud?’ And the answer is, ‘No. We are the cloud”
Yahoo intends to start running the cloud-serving engine in production before the end of March. The timeline for releasing the software as open source isn’t set, but Papaioannou is hoping for this year. “The simple answer is I’d like to prove that it works in production, with heavy traffic running across it,” before releasing as open source, he says.
Papaioannou, who joined Yahoo in May 2010, says the project started development last year and is in alpha stage now.
Yahoo, known for its contributions to Hadoop, typically uses the Apache license in open-source projects, Papaioannou says.
“We believe there is a huge benefit to open-sourcing our infrastructure, allowing other people to augment it and make it better,” Papaioannou says. “That’s what’s made the Internet successful to date.”