Gartner Research

An Overview of OpenStack, 2014

Published: 19 March 2014

ID: G00262176

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


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


  • 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

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