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Jun 2016 - Industry Developments and Models - Doc # US41525816

Five Considerations with OpenStack Deployments and the Advantages of Open Source Software-Defined Storage

By: Laura DuBois


This IDC study provides users with insight into the use of OpenStack as an open source option for building public and private cloud infrastructure. This IDC study includes five of the most important criteria CIOs and IT leaders should consider when determining use of OpenStack. The use of OpenStack commonly drives use of software-defined storage. Thus it also provides an overview of the advantages of using OpenStack as part of a software-defined storage strategy.

"IDC expects to see the ongoing adoption of OpenStack facilitated by the ongoing maturity of OpenStack core services, productization of OpenStack in commercial offerings, and desire of suppliers to innovate in and around the OpenStack," said Laura DuBois, group vice president for Storage, Computing Platforms and Infrastructure Software at IDC. "The use of OpenStack will also facilitate greater use of software-defined storage approaches, including commercial and open source options."



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