Open Source Software: The Infrastructure Impact

Open source technology is gaining ground throughout IT and especially in operating systems and databases. Open source software drives efficiency and innovation, but affects your application stacks and introduces new challenges to keeping them highly available and performing. Find out about the hottest open source options and how they can help your organization achieve better uptime and performance levels. We'll also explore the tradeoffs of using open source software, how to evaluate and assess the available types, and the potential effects on your applications and infrastructure.

On Demand
1h 00min

When you attend this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Benefits and challenges of open source products and ecosystems
  • Managing open source for better uptime and availability
  • Overcoming the complexity of real-world open source application infrastructures


Featured Speakers

  • Rod Cope
    Rod Cope
    Chief Technology Officer
    Rogue Wave

    Rod drives the technology vision for Rogue Wave Software. Rod was the founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition. Rod has over 20 years of experience in software development spanning a number of industries including telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare, and manufacturing. Rod has worked at IBM, IBM Global Services, General Electric, and for the CTO of Anthem. Rod has also led key technical teams working on mission-critical applications at Ericsson and Integral. He has been instrumental in leading security efforts for large public facing web sites used by some of the largest financial institutions in the world, most notably securing foreign exchange transactions over the internet. Rod’s expansive career also includes the implementation of public key based security systems from the ground up in embedded devices, mobile applications, and in back office systems. Rod holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville.

  • Alan  Zeichick
    Alan Zeichick
    President & Principal Analyst
    Camden Associates

    With a career spanning three decades as a technologist, Alan Zeichick brings depth, experience, vision and thought leadership to software developers and the industry. As Editor-in-Chief of Software Development International, AI Expert and the Mathematica Journal — and one of the founding Jolt Judges — Alan pioneered coverage of leading-edge academic and enterprise programming topics. As Founder and Editorial Director of SD Times, Alan created the world's leading publication for software development managers. Today, Alan is President and Principal Analyst of Camden Associates, an analyst firm focused on enterprise IT. Reach Alan at, follow him at @zeichick.

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