OpenStack Marketplace Now Features Hosted Private Cloud Options

OpenStack Marketplace Now Features Hosted Private Cloud Options

OpenStack Marketplace Now Features Hosted Private Cloud Options

Addition of Hosted Private Cloud category to OpenStack Marketplace underscores interest among enterprises in different OpenStack consumption models

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August 13, 2014 // AUSTIN, Tex. — Hosted Private Clouds have become a popular option for users that want to consume OpenStack cloud infrastructure without the responsibility for designing, deploying or operating it. In response to this trend, the OpenStack® Foundation today expanded its popular OpenStack Marketplace vendor comparison site with a new Hosted Private Cloud category.

One of the biggest advantages for OpenStack users is that there are many ways to consume the software, whether on-premise, in a service provider’s data center or as a hybrid model. The OpenStack Marketplace was launched in May to give OpenStack users an open and transparent means to evaluate the full spectrum of OpenStack deployment options. The new Hosted Private Cloud category joins Training, Consulting Services, Distributions & Appliances, Public Clouds and Drivers, so users can easily find and compare products that best meet their business requirements.

The new Hosted Private Cloud Marketplace category includes detailed information about offerings from Aptira, AURO, Blue Box, IBM, DataCentred, Metacloud, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Rackspace and UnitedStack. All products and services must meet specific technical requirements and be transparent with product information, such as OpenStack versions and capabilities supported.

The number of OpenStack Hosted Private Cloud deployments has grown by 2.3x in the past year, based on the most recent OpenStack User Survey. It’s an attractive OpenStack deployment model for several reasons:

  • Low barrier to entry with little to no upfront capital expenditure
  • Deployment speeds that are comparable to public cloud provisioning
  • Control over physical infrastructure location, isolated hardware, and policies to meet data sovereignty and security requirements
  • Minimal responsibility for operating the physical infrastructure and operational aspects such as cloud software upgrades, driver updates, scale out management, etc.

According to Forrester Research: “...the top reported drivers for cloud adoption among enterprise hardware decision-makers using or planning to use hosted private cloud included lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), improved manageability of resources, on-demand capacity, and improved disaster recovery.” (Forrester Research, Inc., Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2013, March 2014)

If your company is interested in being part of the OpenStack Marketplace, please contact ecosystem@openstack.org.

Supporting Quotes

In the Software-Defined Economy, businesses face constant pressure to move faster and are focused on adding value through rapid app development. That’s why we’ve seen so much traction for OpenStack in the Hosted Private Cloud market, and are now adding the new Marketplace category to help companies quickly identify which vendors are offering this new path to OpenStack-powered, fully managed infrastructure.”

Mark Collier, COO

OpenStack Foundation

Blue Box has been a valued partner in our work to transform child welfare case management with responsive, Web 2.0 technology. When they introduced Blue Box Cloud we saw it as a chance to move to a hosted private cloud platform where we could take advantage of the flexibility of OpenStack without having to manage the physical infrastructure.”

Jerred Cook, Director of Engineering

Case Commons

Hosted private clouds powered by OpenStack combine the ease of use typically seen in traditional IaaS offerings, with the flexibility and control you get with a private cloud. Mirantis OpenStack Express, a hosted version of Mirantis’ OpenStack distribution, saved my team significant time, and freed resources to focus on the application components, rather than OpenStack itself.

Varma Chanderraju, Principal Engineer

ARRIS Group Incorporated

Rock You Inc has been extremely happy with the flexibility and performance we’ve seen from our Rackspace OpenStack hosted private cloud. Being able to fully control the number and type of VM instances on each physical server gives us the confidence we need to run VMs with high CPU or memory requirements without incident. The OpenStack tool set has made expansion and management of our hundreds of instances extremely easy.”

Brent Allard, Senior Director of IT/Ops

RockYou

OpenStack Summit in Paris, November 3-7

Early Bird Registration is open for the OpenStack Summit taking place this November in Paris. Early-bird discounts on both “Full Access” and “Keynote+Expo only” passes are available through August 28. A limited number of media and analyst passes are available to OpenStack Summit Paris. Contact us at events@openstack.org for more information.

About OpenStack®

OpenStack is open source software for building public and private clouds. OpenStack-powered clouds enable businesses to rapidly roll out new products, add new features, and improve internal systems while reducing technology lock-in. OpenStack is backed by an independent Foundation and global community with more than 17,000 individual members and 347 supporting organizations across 140 countries. It is the only open source cloud platform supported by every IT industry leader.

The OpenStack Foundation is committed to driving open innovation and collaboration for the cloud computing industry. Superuser, the OpenStack publication, chronicles the companies that rely on OpenStack. The OpenStack Marketplace offers in-depth information on vendors, with product comparison tools.

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