Strange how we grow up with the idea that “Nothing in life is free”. Yet the moment someone claims they have or do something for “free” we forget that simple truth.
There are offerings out there today that claim they are open source, free and always will be. However, if that claim is made I always tend to be somewhat curious to look into the value provided and explore the subject. The truth is that Time, overhead and hardware requirements to run these solutions are not free. What about Open Source Storage? Is it really free?