Gartner Research

Insight Into OpenStack Packaging and Consumption Options

Published: 01 December 2015

ID: G00291827

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith , Donna Scott


OpenStack is gaining in popularity as a means to speed infrastructure agility. Yet it is still hard to understand and assess consumption options. This note evaluates the types of OpenStack deployment models and provides pros and cons to assist I&O leaders in selecting the one that is right for them.

Table Of Contents


  • Trunk
  • As a Packaged Distribution
  • As a Managed Service
  • As a Hardware/Software Appliance or Reference Architecture
  • Embedded as a Solution

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