An Overview of OpenStack, 2014

Archived Published: 19 March 2014 ID: G00262176


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As of the late-2013 Havana release, OpenStack is an early-stage but gradually maturing project. We provide pragmatic guidance to IT organizations for evaluating and adopting OpenStack.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What Is OpenStack?
    • Uses
      • Uses for OpenStack as a CMP
      • Uses for an OpenStack-Based Cloud IaaS Offering
    • Operating Requirements
    • Standards
    • Technology Providers
    • Selection Guidelines
      • Selection Guidelines for OpenStack as a CMP
      • Selection Guidelines for an OpenStack-Based Cloud IaaS Offering
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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