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Context: How to Choose Proprietary vs. Open Source Tools

8 Nov 2019 12:07pm, by

VMware sponsored this podcast.

Today on The New Stack Context podcast we talk with Kara de la Marck, open source community manager at CloudBees, about when it makes sense to rely on open source tools and when proprietary alternatives should be considered.

The abundance of tooling in the cloud native ecosystem can be overwhelming as teams weigh which options work best for their business needs, infrastructure and workflows. To help provide a framework for the decision, De la Marck wrote a contributed article this week on “Open Source Tools: The Good, The Bad and The Truth in Between” as a preview of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s upcoming KubeCon and CloudNativeCon San Diego event in a few weeks.

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“You really have to do your due diligence and you have to ask as an enterprise, what do we need? What level of security features or guarantees do we need and what level of risk are we willing to accept?” De la Marck said. “And that’s going to be a different answer for every single enterprise. So there is no one standard, it’s just a lot of careful thought and consideration needs to go into all the tradeoffs when you adopt dependencies.”

Also on this episode, The New Stack founder and publisher Alex Williams and managing editor Joab Jackson discuss the top podcast and stories on the site, including a podcast from Pivotal’s SpringOne conference on how developers compare around the world when it comes to Kubernetes, and articles on how to extend your organization’s reach with Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN), a primer on container security, and a tutorial on finding strings in text files using grep with regular expressions.

CloudBees and the CNCF are sponsors of The New Stack.

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