Global Analyst Insights by Rene Buest

Analyst Report: OpenStack and the Enterprise adoption

By on May 30, 2014 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments

The OpenStack momentum is getting bigger in Germany. The amount of requests by CIOs, who evaluate the open source based cloud management framework as an alternative to commercial solutions, distinctly raised in the last 6 month. This is verified by internal statistics from Crisp Research.

For more and more enterprises the question rises, if OpenStack is becoming an inherent part of their cloud integration strategy and thus needs to be considered during the planning and implementation of hybrid cloud infrastructures.

As part of several current research projects Crisp Research considers the question of whether OpenStack is already enterprise ready and which obstacles needs to be overcome to become a enterprise-grade cloud management platform. In this free analyst report a summary of the development, the components and the current deployment scenarios is given.

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About the Author

About the Author: Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn. .


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