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Software innovation will blast monolithic hardware

Computer Weekly - The forward "predictions for 2013" pre-Christmas honeymoon is now thankfully over. Time enough then... for a serious look at software futures.

The so called "explosive amount of structured and unstructured data" is, as we know, having a profound impact upon cloud, middleware, storage and virtualisation technologies.

But where are the biggest ripples being felt?
Is it inside the hardware universe or the software universe?

Red Hat's Paul Cormier is president of products and technologies. He asserts that open source software will now, in the immediate future, start to drive proprietary storage hardware and software stacks.

So what is he talking about?