Gartner estimates that the worldwide public cloud services end user spending will reach $397 billion in 2022. Synergy Research and Canalys, technology market research firms, report that the cloud infrastructure market grew by $50 billion in 2021, to more than $170 billion.
While the cloud businesses of Amazon, Microsoft and IBM generated approximately $32 billion of the cloud infrastructure market, a significant portion of market share went to integrators. Additionally, a substantial amount of plumbing in private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure is built on open source projects and code.
Sardina Systems, a leading European developer and vendor of cloud software, has joined the Open Invention Network, as a community member. With locations in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg, Ukraine and Russia, Sardina Systems leverages OpenStack, Kubernetes and Ceph open-source technologies to deliver a cloud infrastructure with efficient, flexible and scalable operations that driver improved performance.
“Having OpenStack in the core of our product, FishOS, we highly appreciate the value and importance of shared knowledge, experience, and technology of open source communities. Joining OIN emphasizes our commitment to developing and distributing open source technology. Thanks to OIN expertise, software companies can mitigate the global patent risk to open source software like FishOS for all the market players – developers, vendors, customers and end-users,” said Kenneth Tan, CEO of Sardina Systems.
By joining the Open Invention Network, Sardina Systems says it is publicly demonstrating its commitment to open source and patent non-aggression. OIN’s mission is to preserve innovation through patent freedom for its participants in essential open source software projects. Today, with more than 3,600 members, OIN is the largest patent non-aggression community in history.
“In today’s technological environment, we all rely upon OSS infrastructure that we can build upon without risk from patent threats,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “We are pleased that Sardina Systems has joined OIN and committed to patent non-aggression in core open source.”
The Open Invention Network challenges patent applications as appropriate and leverages their relationships to collect and share prior art when needed. Being an OIN community member means significantly reducing the risk of being involved in patent-associated disputes regarding the use of open source-based software. In the event such an activity occurs, the Open Invention Network is ready to provide actionable support to its members.