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

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

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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Situation Overview
Open Source Software: Adoption, Benefits, and Challenges
Open Source Benefits
Open Source Challenges
OpenStack Adoption and Momentum
OpenStack and the Impact to Storage
OpenStack as a Foundation to Software-Defined Storage
Object Storage and OpenStack Swift
Block Storage and OpenStack Cinder
Five Considerations in Using OpenStack
Future Outlook
Open Source for the Cloud
IT Ecosystem Support
An Open Source Converged Infrastructure Alternative
Essential Guidance
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