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The OpenStack Tipping Point

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Since its emergence nearly three years ago, OpenStack has garnered a great deal of attention. This open source cloud computing project has seen increased momentum as more developers, vendors and end users have collaboratively built out OpenStack's capabilities. Today, the project has evolved into a top priority for many IT professionals and suppliers. At 451 Research, we are fielding a growing number of OpenStack-related inquiries – with a particular focus on enterprise and service-provider opportunities.

This report serves as a guide to define and describe OpenStack, and offer perspective on how it is viewed within the overall market. It covers a variety of vendors and service providers that are leveraging OpenStack both internally and for commercial offerings. It also includes customer-survey feedback and case studies, as well as some perspectives on OpenStack market sizing. The report considers key players, technologies, use cases and trends to form a coherent picture of the OpenStack ecosystem, what's driving it and where the project and market are headed.

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