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OpenStack Is Not a Cloud Management Platform

Published: 01 December 2015

ID: G00291628

Analyst(s): Donna Scott , Dennis Smith


Many I&O leaders are confused about the differences between a cloud management platform and OpenStack. While the differences were clearer in the past, with each new OpenStack release, it becomes a less obvious distinction.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prepare for a Dynamic Future for the CMP and OpenStack Markets With Consolidations and Varying Packaging
  • Do Not Equate OpenStack to a CMP
  • Challenge Your Potential CMP Vendor's Positioning and Functionality Associated With OpenStack

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