As 2012 draws to an end, it’s an well-suited time to demeanour forward and cruise what we can design in the
Linux OS village and marketplace for 2013.
So here are my tip 5 Linux predictions for a entrance year:
1. Continued Cloud Dominance and Influence
As we cruise a series of pivotal trends in craving program and systems, it’s transparent how critical
cloud computing is to a industry. The
strong connection between Linux and cloud computing will continue to fuel Linux throughout
2013 with open clouds, private clouds, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS all contributing to broader and larger use
Linux creates clarity for cloud computing since of availability, scalability, cost, flexibility,
clustering, opening and other advantages. The latest instance of Linux vitality in a cloud is the
OpenStack project, that continues to grow and rise in a enterprise.
OpenStack also represents
the latest Linux battleground, with Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical all opposed to support
enterprise deployments. Linux is a vast partial of cloud computing — not usually technically, yet also culturally,
and in conversations between vendors and customers.
We see Linux, open source and openness
having an impact on discussions of “open clouds,” highlighting a wider impact of Linux on a cloud. We
plan to excavate deeper into this subject as we cruise Linux in a cloud with a 451 Research news in
2. Renewed Enterprise Relevance in Hybrid Computing
In together to a continued cloud expansion and importance, Linux will benefit renewed craving relevance
as hybrid computing and a use of mixed infrastuctures — both aged and new — turns some-more enterprises
and verticals to Linux.
Today’s vast craving and use provider organizations are typically
leveraging normal information centers, practical infrastructure, open clouds and private clouds to develop,
deploy and say applications and services. One of a few constants opposite all of these varied
IT environments is Linux.
With a flourishing series of enterprises gaining knowledge and confidence
with open clouds, mimicking it in their possess private clouds, and leveraging bequest and existing
infrastructure and technology, we design we’ll see a unifying purpose for Linux in hybrid computing in 2013.
3. Continued Dominance in HPC
The prevalence of Linux
in high-performance computing as indicated by a Top500 Supercomputer
list has already been established.
However, in looking during the
November 2012, we see that Linux has grown a prevalence on
the list of a world’s fastest and many absolute supercomputers, now owning a tip 10 positions and
93.8 percent of a OS share among a Top500 systems. That’s adult from 91 percent dual years ago.
Based on a record behind these tip systems, there does not seem to be any negligence for Linux,
certainly not in 2013.
4. More Linux in Our Everyday Lives
While it used to be arrange of fun to fun about how many people were regulating Linux in their lives — whether
it was about a record in a digital video recorder, in-flight film system, online email or point-of-sale system, many folks didn’t know it was Linux that was used.
Today, Linux is still
in those problematic places, yet it’s many some-more in front of many some-more consumers, either in Android
smartphones, Linux-based e-readers such as Kindle and Nook, or low-power ARM devices. Its presence
in cloud computing also delivers Linux to a many broader audience, from enterprises to consumers.
It might be holding longer than anticipated, yet we’re also starting to see synergy with automobiles
via Linux, as evidenced by the
growing automobile courtesy participation in a Linux Foundation and its
Automotive Grade Linux work group.
5. Further Obscurity on a Desktop
Once again, I’m presaging serve shade for Linux on a desktop. The question, though, is does
it matter? There continue to be vital hurdles to Linux expansion on a desktop, including the
boot loader saga, as good as some-more market-based challenges.
There continue to be improvements,
enhancements and expansion of Linux desktop distributions and use. Distributions such as Debian,
Fedora, Gentoo, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu and others continue to labour a Linux desktop experience.
also see newer forms of Linux desktop with efforts such as Chromebooks. If ever there was a chance
the stress and prevalence of Linux and open source program in cloud computing could transfer
to consumers and a desktop, it might distortion in Chromebooks.
Even if there isn’t many expansion or courtesy on
the Linux desktop, it continues to support a altogether Linux ecosystem and opportunities for a OS.
LinuxInsider columnist Jay Lyman is a comparison researcher for
451 Research, covering open source program and focusing essentially on Linux handling systems and vendors, open source program in a enterprise, focus development, systems government and cloud computing. Lyman has been a orator during countless courtesy events, including a Open Source Business Conference, OSCON, Linux Plumber’s Conference and Open Source World/Linux World, on topics such as Linux and open source in cloud computing, mobile software, and a impact of mercantile conditions and customer perspectives on open source. Follow his blog here.