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OpenStack has a lot going for it, with an enthusiastic community and lots of vendor cash standing as its two biggest selling points. Unless you count, as RedMonk analyst Stephen O’Grady does, IT’s intransigent insistence on “protecting what they believe is their livelihood — the private infrastructure — at all costs.”
O’Grady is probably right. Control freaks are gonna control, after all. But what a damning indictment of the private cloud and its open source poster child, OpenStack.
No amount of OpenStack adoption will be enough to stem the public cloud tide. While O’Grady is right to assert private cloud will remain “a thing,” the public cloud will continue to grow by leaps and bounds as mission-critical deployments increase and fears dwindle.
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