Palo Alto, CA – November 14, 2014
With the availability of robust cloud platforms and applications, enterprises are now free to choose the best possible technology solution to solve their business problems without the constraints imposed by their IT departments and legacy infrastructure. With OpenStack, businesses can move budget dollars from capital expenses to operating expenses, and have the flexibility to meet changing requirements. OpenStack is essentially an operating system for the hybrid cloud. It both augments and replaces existing proprietary infrastructure, providing a standard mechanism for systems to operate across computing, network and storage.
Enterprises adopting new approaches in cloud solutions can bring tremendous success as evidence by Salesforce.com’s rapid ramp to over $5 billion and Amazon.com’s equally impressive ramp for Amazon Web Services to $5 billion.
But with new approaches comes challenges. How does the enterprise ensure that these new applications are able to access the data stored in corporate systems? How can they enable all of these cloud systems to interoperate? We believe OpenStack will be able to provide the foundation necessary to enable this interoperability and drive adoption of this next stage of cloud computing – the hybrid cloud.
We believe that OpenStack will emerge as the winning approach due to its open source heritage, leveraging the ideas of 100s of thousands of developers globally and it will prevent vendors from locking customers onto a high cost platforms. OpenStack will be able to provide the foundation necessary to enable this interoperability and drive adoption of this next stage of cloud computing – the hybrid cloud.
Woodside Capital Partners has prepared a special report on OpenStack technology that dives deep into industry trends.
• The Evolution of Cloud Computing
• The OpenStack Platform
• The Open Source Model
• OpenStack Adoption Today
• OpenStack Implications on IT Vendors
• OpenStack Longer Term Industry Impact
• Selected M&A and private placement transactions