10 Reasons for Enterprises to Adopt OpenStack

1 - 10 Reasons for Enterprises to Adopt OpenStack
2 - Dominant Platform for Private Cloud
3 - De Facto Standard in the Enterprise
4 - Widespread Market Coverage
5 - Global Footprint
6 - Broad Industry Adoption
7 - Fortune 100 Companies Rely on OpenStack
8 - OpenStack Benefits for Enterprises
9 - Why Enterprises Choose OpenStack
10 - Barriers to OpenStack Adoption
11 - Consuming OpenStack as a Managed Service
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10 Reasons for Enterprises to Adopt OpenStack

Flexibility, low cost and openness are just a few of the benefits of OpenStack. Here are other reasons why it is so appealing to the enterprise.

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Dominant Platform for Private Cloud

In a September 2015 brief, Forrester Research called OpenStack "the dominant platform for private cloud."

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De Facto Standard in the Enterprise

Just as Linux became the enterprise standard for mainstream workloads, so is OpenStack becoming the standard for cloud platforms.

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Widespread Market Coverage

OpenStack harnesses the innovation of 555 companies from 177 countries.

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Global Footprint

OpenStack is prominent all over the world. Forty-four percent of OpenStack users are in North America, 28 percent in Asia and 22 percent in Europe.

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Broad Industry Adoption

OpenStack continues to gain adoption across a variety of industries including film and media, retail, finance and insurance, consumer goods and manufacturing.

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Fortune 100 Companies Rely on OpenStack

Notable Fortune 100 enterprises such as BMW, Disney and Wal-Mart depend on OpenStack, proving its viability for production environments.

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OpenStack Benefits for Enterprises

OpenStack provides many benefits for the enterprise, including horizontal scaling, many availability zones, high availability and role-based access control (RBAC).

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Why Enterprises Choose OpenStack

Enterprises are looking to OpenStack as a platform to help them design and build net-new applications, get products to market faster, minimize technology dependencies and avoid expensive software licensing fees.

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Barriers to OpenStack Adoption

Despite continued growth in the use of OpenStack, barriers to OpenStack adoption still exist. They include complexity, a skills shortage and perceptions of immaturity.

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Consuming OpenStack as a Managed Service

Using a company like Rackspace helps to simplify the use of OpenStack as enterprises can access OpenStack as a service.

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