25 Apr RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack is Now Ready for the Enterprise

The OpenStack cloud operating system is becoming a strong alternative to traditional IT service delivery models for large enterprises. In addition to replacing traditional models, OpenStack is establishing itself as an accelerator towards efficient and credible onpremise and hybrid cloud alternatives to remote-only cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Engine, and Microsoft Azure).The OpenStack cloud operating system is becoming a strong alternative to traditional IT service delivery models for large enterprises. In addition to replacing traditional models, OpenStack is establishing itself as an accelerator towards efficient and credible onpremise and hybrid cloud alternatives to remote-only cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Engine, and Microsoft Azure).

You can download the paper here.

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • OpenStack History & Key Tenets
  • OpenStack Framewrok Overview
  • OpenStack Target Markets & Use Cases
  • Key OpenStack Requirements for Enterprise IT
  • The Journey to OpenStack Maturity
  • Measuring Maturity for OpenStack
  • Bug Tracking
  • OpenStack Community & Vendor Support for the Enterprise
  • Building a Stable Base
  • Making the Products & Community Better
  • It Takes a Village to Build an Enterprise-Class Cloud
  • The Explosion of Commercial Support for OpenStack
  • Early Adopter Experiences
  • Call to Action
  • Appendix A: Release History for OpenStack Services
  • Appendix B: Optional Services in the OpenStack Framework
  • Figure 1: OpenStack Framework
  • Figure 2: Workloads & Framewroks Running on OpenStack
  • Figure 3: Maturity Dashboard for OpenStack Core Services
  • Figure 4: OpenStack Nova Bug Tracker Example
  • Figure 5: Organizational Structure for Product Roadmap Process
  • Figure 6: OpenStack Tested
  • Figure 7: OpenStack Powered Logo
  • Figure 8: Deployment / Configuration Tools Used with OpenStack

Companies Cited

  • Amazon
  • GitHun
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Mirantis
  • NASA
  • OpenStack Foundation
  • Rackspace
  • RedHat
  • Symantec