OpenStack Trends: How Organizations are set to transform with Cloud Management?

January 28, 2020

OpenStack platform for cloud management is on the rise globally because of which companies looking forward to access the open source cloud platform for their production environment are all set to experience optimum growth. Major players in the market like Red Hat and SUSE were busy in implementing their own strategies and features to enable end users embrace OpenStack. The latter has to leave the battle midway because of a shift in strategy even after it acquired few elements of high technological value from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE). In fact, SUSE has stunned one and all by quitting the cloud management segment citing better resource deployment in other arenas like Kubernetes as the reason. One wonders what made SUSE take such a tough decision at a time it was actively pioneering the industry with its own cloud offering – SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9.0 platform. As the Linux pioneer left a vacuum behind to be filled in, it now turns out to be interesting with respect to the future plans of its competitors.

BMC Software, IBM, and VMware are the other key players besides Red Hat influencing the industry with their own OpenStack cloud offerings. As per a release from Research N Reports about the future of OpenStack, it has been observed that the cloud platform will reach its zenith by the end of 2025. OpenStack cloud management platform comes with a bundle of features – Self Healing Automation, Asset Inventory, and Resource Utilization besides others. With OpenStack Grizzly adding 230 more features focusing upon public, private and hybrid cloud deployments, the cloud market presence could be spread to other sectors like Automotive, Retail and others. Meanwhile, the platform itself is said to be diversified even more with the release of Train during the 20th version. It means that more features like Security and Data Protection would be given increased prominence besides focus upon AI and ML.

OpenStack Foundation is the brainchild behind the successful alignment of projects with an organization’s goals. With companies of the likes of Mirantis planning to compete with other global technology implementation partners like IBM, the future for OpenStack seems highly convincing, especially, for those concerned about market consolidation. The cloud platform’s ability to integrate enterprise data with the public cloud in a seamless fashion matters a majority of the organizations to a greater extent. However, the only factor that proves to be a deciding one in the case of OpenStack is its adoption by many companies because of its rapid adoption feature.

Robust implementation capabilities of the technology platform across domains in contrast makes it even more penetrating than before. OpenStack with Kubernetes serves as an ideal Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform to implement container orchestration in modern data centers. The premium open source software is readily integrated in organizations looking forward to build a comprehensive ecosystem. Airship open infrastructure project is a classic instance to consider in this regard whenever it is a matter of cloud management. In these days of rapid digital transformation, the deeper penetration of OpenStack proves to be decisive for organizations in maintaining their businesses over the cloud.

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