This IDC study provides an overview of the OpenStack project and commercial market, providing analysis of its progress, maturity, and challenges. OpenStack has made great progress in recent years, but significant commercial enterprise success hasn't arrived yet."OpenStack is a project that is aligning much of the industry around a common cloud platform and attracting a lot of attention from customers. While technical maturity has advanced greatly, market maturity is still developing," says Gary Chen, research manager, Software-Defined Compute. "However, OpenStack must be understood as a long-term strategy, and the platform has positioned itself well to capitalize on the transformations that cloud is driving in the market."