Gartner Research

China Summary Translation: 'OpenStack 2018: State of the Technology'

Published: 08 January 2019

ID: G00374216

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith , Matthew Cheung


Almost eight years after its introduction, OpenStack is still struggling to find its place in the enterprise. Infrastructure and operations leaders should temper their expectations of OpenStack as a primary, on-premises infrastructure option.

Table Of Contents



OpenStack 2018: State of the Technology

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Continue Using OpenStack to Maximize ROI, but Consider Other Options Before Deepening Your Investment
  • Avoid Looking at OpenStack as the Only or the Best On-Premises Solution
  • Don’t View OpenStack as the Only Option for Edge Computing

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.