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Competitive Landscape: OpenStack Distributions and Support Service Market

Published: 05 February 2016

ID: G00293132

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung


The OpenStack marketplace is busy, yet maturing, having attracted a handful of distributors that compete for customers and scarce resources; however, product managers of OpenStack distributors should make fending off external forces collectively a higher priority than "killing" their peers.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Consolidation in the OpenStack Marketplace
    • OpenStack Distribution and Consumption Models
    • From Easing Installation to Enterprise-Class Functions
    • Collaboration and Competition Within the OpenStack Marketplace
    • Exit of Public Cloud With OpenStack Market
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • External and Internal Competition to OpenStack
    • Maturing OpenStack and Enterprise Functions
    • Keep Up With Innovations From Other Cloud Offerings
    • Service Capabilities and Skills Shortage
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Canonical
    • HPE
    • IBM
    • Mirantis
    • Rackspace
    • Red Hat
    • SUSE
    • VMware
  • References and Methodology
  • Definitions

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