The OpenStack Pulse 2015

451 Research regularly fields a variety of OpenStack-related inquiries, with a particular focus on enterprise and service-provider opportunities, competitive landscape and investment outlook. This report covers a variety of software vendors and service providers leveraging OpenStack internally and for commercial offerings, as well as up-to-date insight into cost of ownership, ongoing debates about functionality, alignment with container technology and overall direction.


Al Sadowski

Research Vice President, Infrastructure

Jay Lyman

Research Manager, Cloud Management and Containers

Accenture Adapt Akanda Alcatel-Lucent Allegis Capital Amazon Advanced Micro Devices AME Cloud Ventures AppFormix Aptira Arista Networks AT&T AWCloud Amazon Web Services Azure Capital Partners Blue Box Group Bluebox Security BlueHost BlueRun Ventures Box Breqwatr Bright Computing Broadcom Brocade Canaan Partners Canonical Capita CenturyLink Cisco Citrix Cleversafe Cloud A cloud9ers Cloud&Heat Cloud Manager Cloudmunch CloudPassage CloudScale Cloudscaling Cloudsoft CloudStack CloudSwitch CloudUp Networks Cloudwatt Cloudyn CommonAngels Coraid CoreOS Crosslink Capital CSK Venture Capital Data Collective DataCentred Datadog Dell Technologies Dell Ventures Dimension Data Divergent Ventures Docker DreamHost Dualtec Cloud Builders EasyStack eBay Elastx EMC eNovance Ensim enstratius Equinix Ericsson Eucalyptus CERN F5 Facebook FAST FathomDB Founder Collective Frontera Frontera Group Fujitsu Ltd General Catalyst Partners GigaSpaces Global Gateway Investment Group Globe Telecom Gluster Goldman Sachs Group Google GPLHost HP Inc Hitachi Ltd Huawei IBM Indeed.com Inktank Insight Venture Partners Intel Capital Intel Internap Network Services IT Innovation Jabil Circuit Juniper KeyTone Cloud Kili Kinetic Ventures KIO Networks LaunchCapital Logicworks Lucent Technologies Marconi Mayfield Fund Media Temple Menlo Ventures Metacloud Microsoft Midokura Mirantis Morphlabs NASA Nebula NEC NetApp Netpace NetScaler Nexenta Systems Nicira Networks Nimbula nine.ch NTT Numergy Odin OpenStack Foundation Oracle OVH PAC-12 TV Networks Parallels Pelion Venture Partners Penguin Computing Piston Platform9 Systems PLUMgrid Point Judith Capital PULSE Pure Storage Rackspace Red Hat Redpoint Ventures Rho Canada Ventures RightScale SAP Sapphire Ventures Scalr Seagate SVB Financial Group Silver Lake Partners SolidFire StackStorm StackVelocity Storm Ventures Stratoscale Stratus Technologies Super Micro Computer SUSE Linux SwiftStack Swisscom Symantec Talligent Tesora teutoStack TransCirrus Trinity Ventures True Ventures Tsinghua University Ultimum Technologies UMC UMC Capital Unidata UnitedStack VCE Verizon VEXXHOST VMware Voyager Capital WestSummit Capital Yahoo Yelp ZeroStack Zynga Game Network

Service Providers

All / Cloud / Infrastructure as a service