Autonomic Resources, a government provider of cloud and emerging technologies, is joining in the Open Virtualization Alliance, which aims to provide education, best practices and technical advice to help corporations and the public sector understand and evaluate their virtualization.
Autonomic has in previous years supported open standards via the Open Source Software Institute and now continues to do so through the membership with the OVA. Autonomic deploys the use of open technologies within its ARC-P GSA public and private cloud offerings and supports efforts to assure technology standards.
As a cloud provider to the federal government, Autonomic said it hopes to prevent the rebuilding of closed and inflexible proprietary technology stacks in the cloud.
“Through our membership in OVA, Autonomic is helping to assure the rightful balance of proprietary and open standards systems within government cloud,” said John Keese, president of Autonomic Resources. “We often end up replacing technology that is ‘sticky, embedded and hard to rip out’ for our customers. Promoting and assuring open standards choices exist are of great importance to Autonomic. This partnership helps demonstrate we understand the value of open standards and are serious about them.”