How to value cloud-based open source software services
The public cloud and open source software are pretty much coupled these days. No matter if you’re running Kubernetes as a service, MySQL, Linux, or that open source text editor you’ve used since college, it’s all there for the taking, as a service.
However, it’s really not free. Cloud providers charge for usage, either by time or other resource-units consumed. Indeed, it’s half or more of the cloud computing bills I’ve seen recently.
Some enterprises have not yet used open source on premises, not to mention cloud. Now that they are moving to the public cloud, both developers and infrastructure engineers are finding some very compelling reasons to “go open” in the cloud.