How Open Source Software Took Over the World

We all know “software is eating the world,” but more and more, it’s open source projects that are driving some of the most innovative work in the tech industry. From OpenStack to MongoDB to Android, open source development has transformed both the consumer and enterprise worlds. With so much innovation, it’s easy to forget that…

Open Source Cloud at Walmart: A Story of Scalability

When Walmart got ready to roll out ShippingPass, which provides two-day shipping to customers for $49 per year, it realized it needed to scale up its e-commerce infrastructure to support the launch. Instead of looking to a commercial solution to bolster resource availability, the company decided to leverage the open source OpenStack cloud platform. “We…

How Walmart Technology’s Big Bet on OpenStack Is Paying Off

As the world’s largest retailer and fourth-largest e-commerce shop, Walmart confronts some of the biggest logistical and analytics problems on the planet. In grappling with them, the company leans heavily on the open source community. Walmart Technology is one of the largest enterprise users of OpenStack, running more than 170,000 cores on the cloud platform.…

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