The Meaning of Innovation at Walmart: A Q&A With Jeff Gorman

From its pioneering work with open source platforms like Kubernetes and OpenStack to the disruptive technology that enables its industry-leading brick-and-mortar customer experience, innovation is at the core of the Walmart brand. It’s also at the heart of Jeff Gorman’s day-to-day responsibilities. Gorman is vice president of innovations for Walmart’s central operations, a role 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.…

How Walmart Fosters a Culture of Collaboration Through Open Source Innovation

For tech organizations like Walmart Technology, open source software provides the opportunity to accelerate time to market, attract talented professionals and ultimately enable a cost-saving experience for customers. At @WalmartLabs, the technology arm of Walmart eCommerce, open source delivers the benefit of collaboration, providing a way to share code for Walmart.com. Recent open-source efforts include…

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