Trends Report

OpenStack Fights To Defend Its Claim As A Standard

Its Future Sits Quietly Within Your Private Cloud, Outside The US, And Among Telecommunications Providers

October 26th, 2017

Summary

OpenStack became a cloud platform standard in 2013. Since then, it has evolved and reached a less eventful stage of its life, losing some of its early momentum and vocal proponents but gaining new commitment and momentum elsewhere. While OpenStack remains a powerful option when building price-competitive private clouds, some find its role unclear. As momentum builds among telcos and Chinese companies, infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros must figure out what role OpenStack will continue to play in their cloud strategies. This report provides that guidance.

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