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Open source software tools are growing in popularity because of the multiple benefits they offer, including lower software and hardware costs, lack of vendor lock-in, easier license management, and support for active communities.
A recent report from MarketsandMarkets cited the ongoing migration to cloud systems and digital transformation initiatives as the main drivers for the adoption of open source software.
Open source software is also essential for providers of strategic solutions and services. The MarketsandMarkets report concludes that the global professional and managed services market around open source software will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2%, from $ 21.7 billion this year to $ 50.0 billion in 2026.
Some of the most widely used open source software are Linux operating system, MySQL database, and Kubernetes container platform. But there is an endless stream of innovative open source tools and applications that can make life easier for IT managers.
Here’s a look at some interesting open source software tools that caught our eye in 2021.