The Open Source Edge: rConfig's Response to the Broadcom-VMware NCM Equation

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Stephen Stack · 5 min read · 85 views

The Open Source Edge: rConfig's Response to the Broadcom-VMware NCM Equation

As the CTO of rConfig, I stand at the forefront of a transformative wave in network configuration management. Our approach to open source is not just a business strategy; it’s a philosophy that champions transparency, collaborative innovation, and agility. We believe in building a roadmap of features that are not only robust and forward-thinking but also openly influenced by the very users who rely on our product daily. Take our V7 examples of the rConfig platform, where we added new features to backup APIs new partner integrations, and a new user interface. These features were all driven by the community and the needs of our users.

This openness is the antithesis of the model practiced by behemoths like VMware and Broadcom. Where they depend on the constant stream of strong revenues, often locking customers into opaque licensing agreements with hefty recurring fees, rConfig offers a different paradigm. We add substantive value at every turn, not through restrictive practices, but through an environment that welcomes and fosters active user contribution. This is the open source edge, and it's the future of network configuration management.

It's not uncommon for large software companies to change licensing models on a whim or sunset key products that enterprises have depended on for decades, leading to deep-seated mistrust. In contrast, rConfig's agility in technology and product development means we adapt quickly to the needs of the market and our customers, not the other way around. We're creating a product for the people, by the people, making the collective wisdom of our user base a driving force for our innovation. rConfig is not just a network configuration management tool; it's a community-driven and CTO led initiative that's reshaping the future of network management. We are all deeply committed to the success of rConfig and the community.

This participatory development model ensures that we're not just keeping pace with technological advancements but often outpacing them. While large corporations may focus on maximizing profits and shareholder value, our primary focus is delivering a reliable, secure, and user-driven NCM tool. At rConfig, we're not just building software; we're fostering a community and creating an ecosystem where each member has a voice in how our product evolves. That's the open source edge – and it's reshaping the future of network configuration management. We work with businesses of all sizes to ensure that their network management systems are secure, reliable, and efficient across the board.

Ready to Secure Your Network's Future?

If the resilience and security of your network management are as vital to you as they are to us, let's talk. I invite you to a one-on-one discussion with me, the CTO, to explore how rConfig can fortify your network management systems against the threats of tomorrow.

Don't let uncertainty be a part of your IT strategy. Reach out today, and together we'll build a roadmap to a secure, reliable, and efficient network infrastructure. Your peace of mind is just a conversation away.

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