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OpenStack Adds Private Cloud Options to MarketplaceOpenStack Adds Private Cloud Options to Marketplace

OpenStack today added a "hosted private cloud" marketplace category that includes information about offerings from IBM (IBM), Rackspace (RAX) and other cloud services providers (CSPs).

Dan Kobialka

August 14, 2014

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OpenStack Foundation Chief Operating Officer Mark Collier
OpenStack Foundation Chief Operating Officer Mark Collier

OpenStack now offers hosted private cloud offerings via its marketplace. The company has announced it has added a “hosted private cloud” category that includes information about offerings from IBM (IBM), Rackspace (RAX) and other cloud services providers (CSPs).

“Adding the category highlights the growing interest among enterprises in OpenStack. Many of them want to consume the resources that an OpenStack cloud offers, but they don’t want to build their own private cloud, nor do they want to run it,” OpenStack Foundation Chief Operating Officer Mark Collier told Talkin’ Cloud.

Collier noted adding hosted private cloud options to the OpenStack Marketplace could help vendors make better decisions about their cloud services.

“In the software-defined economy, businesses face constant pressure to move faster and are focused on adding value through rapid app development. That’s why we’ve seen so much traction for OpenStack in the hosted private cloud market, and are now adding the new marketplace category to help companies quickly identify which vendors are offering this new path to OpenStack-powered, fully managed infrastructure,” he said in a prepared statement.

Why are hosted private clouds viable options?

OpenStack pointed out hosted private cloud deployments can provide numerous benefits, including:

  • Low barrier to entry with little to no upfront capital expenditure

  • Deployment speeds that are comparable to public cloud provisioning

  • Control over physical infrastructure location, isolated hardware and policies to meet data sovereignty and security requirements

  • Minimal responsibility for operating the physical infrastructure and operational aspects such as cloud software upgrades and driver updates

“Hosted private cloud can give users the best of both worlds: public cloud convenience and private cloud performance. For that reason alone, we see continued growth and interest,” Collier said.

Several researchers are predicting the private cloud market will grow as well.

Technology Business Research (TBR) recently said it expects the adoption of managed private clouds to increase over the next two years. The research firm also anticipates the private cloud market, which is currently worth $41 billion, will grow at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to $69 billion by 2018.

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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