OpenStack, the compelling cloud platform


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This report presents the introduction of OpenStack as a major cloud platform and its effect on this industry.

The first part of the report gives a description of OpenStack and the benefits from deploying it.

The second part provides an overview of OpenStack ecosystem : the vendors, the backers and the competitors.

The final part presents how important the introduction of OpenStack is in the telecom world .

  • Why and how is OpenStack getting popular?
  • What are the relationships between OpenStack and all the cloud platforms?
  • What impact will OpenStack have on the future telecom world?

Table of Content

1. Executive Summary

2. Methodology & definitions

3. What is OpenStack?
3.1. Introduction to OpenStack
3.2. Principle of OpenStack
3.2.1. OpenStack, a modular architecture
3.2.2. OpenStack software releases
3.2.3. OpenStack maturity
3.3. OpenStack drivers and barriers
3.3.1. Benefits
3.3.2. OpenStack barriers to adoption

4. Ecosystem
4.1. Who supports OpenStack?
4.2. OpenStack backers per type of players
4.2.1. Pure players
4.2.2. Software companies
4.2.3. IT equipment vendors
4.2.4. Network equipment vendors
4.2.5. Internet giants
4.3. OpenStack and the other pure cloud providers
4.3.1. Open source alternatives
4.3.2. Proprietary alternatives

5. Influence of OpenStack in the telecom world
5.1. Telcos, key adopters for the development of OpenStack
5.2. Strong involvement of telecom players in carrier-grade OpenStack
5.2.1. Development of carrier-grade OpenStack offerings
5.2.2. Telcos activities relying on OpenStack

Table 1: OpenStack benefits
Table 2: Main OpenStack deployment models
Table 3: IT equipment vendors positioning as regards to OpenStack
Table 4: Network equipment vendors positioning as regards to OpenStack
Table 5: OpenStack production by telcos

Figure 1: OpenStack principle
Figure 2: OpenStack global environment
Figure 3: OpenStack core and optional components
Figure 4: Path to use OpenStack for building cloud
Figure 5: OpenStack in production by release
Figure 6: Maturity and adoption levels of OpenStack key components
Figure 7: OpenStack projects in use
Figure 8: OpenStack Navigator
Figure 9: Increasing adoption of OpenStack in 2 years
Figure 10: Type of clouds running OpenStack
Figure 11: Priorities for companies to choose OpenStack
Figure 12: Automatic scaling for dynamic infrastructure deployments
Figure 13: Location of OpenStack users
Figure 14: Comparison of installation and deployment steps of OpenStack between Mirantis and Red Hat
Figure 15: Rackspace, a managed cloud company
Figure 16: Canonical value proposition both on apps and infrastructure
Figure 17: Large Canonical cloud portfolio
Figure 18: OpenStack as part of HP Helion portfolio
Figure 19: Fujitsu plans of its internal systems migration to the cloud
Figure 20: Fujitsu K5 deployment models
Figure 21: Fujitsu target market share in Japan
Figure 22: NEC vision on NFV history
Figure 23: Telco cloud architecture based on OpenStack
Figure 24: OpenStack as the basis of Google Kubernetes container cluster
Figure 25: Yahoo! Uses OpenStack
Figure 26: CloudStack ecosystem
Figure 27: Comparison of OpenStack and OpenNebula value chain
Figure 28: Comparison of public Cloud adoption between 2015 and 2016
Figure 29: Comparison of private Cloud adoption between 2015 and 2016
Figure 30: Role of OpenStack in telco projects
Figure 31: NFV principle
Figure 32: OpenStack, support for SDN and NFV
Figure 33: Ecosystem working on standardisations to develop open reference for NFV