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Gunnar Hellekson, chief technology strategist, Red Hat

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May 15, 2012 -- This week on Federal Tech Talk, Gunnar Hellekson of Red Hat joins host John Gilroy to talk about how to make the transition to open source sofware.

Hellekson is the chief technology strategist who helps to promote open source through an organization called the Open Source for America. This is a website that provides case studies on how open source software is the most economical way to make the key transition to the cloud.

Hellekson helps to demystify some of the terminology that is used when vendors describe cloud offerings.

Gluster is a company that Red Hat purchased and will help users take the raw provisioning that Amazon may provide and merge that with unstructured data.

Red Hat is a big proponent of Open Stack - it is a cloud computing project that is endorsed by over one hundred companies. This is a combination of technology that originated at NASA using Rackspace's file organization structure.