OpenStack bets on community collaboration for enterprise adoption


Last week, the OpenStack Summit took place in Austin, Texas gathering the industries leading IT professionals, telco operators, cloud administrators and app developers for the future of cloud computing. Some time ago we talked about OpenStack as a popular on-premises private cloud choice for deploying enterprise applications on a unified platform.

OpenStack is gaining traction in the market as they provide a customizable approach for managing shared pools of compute, networking and storage resources throughout customers’ datacenters. Their management dashboard and API’s play a big role in offering flexibility.

As companies continue to look for new ways to leverage OpenStack, collaboration will dictate the change in the core fundamentals. OpenStack COO Mark Collier predicted that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices. This would ultimately increase both demand and various types of integration with new technologies such as containers.

When OpenStack first started, some argued that it would compete head to head with AWS. At ElasticBox, I’ve noticed that customers are evaluating how to leverage both OpenStack and VMware for private cloud users, and AWS for public cloud scenarios.

ElasticBox added support for OpenStack over a year ago, and are thrilled to see the cloud offerings expand and customer adoption accelerate. If you are implementing OpenStack, you can use ElasticBox to automatically launch configured application instances from boxes into your datacenter cloud. Additionally, you can run ElasticBox in a virtual appliance on OpenStack – either Grizzly or Havana.

OpenStack EB2

Documentation: Deploying and managing instances using Openstack

Check out the previous blog resources for more information

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