OpenStack Marketplace Now Features Hosted Private Cloud Options

Hosted Private Clouds have become a popular option for users that want to consume OpenStack cloud infrastructure without the responsibility for designing, deploying or operating it. In response to this trend, the OpenStack Foundation has expanded its OpenStack Marketplace vendor comparison site with a new Hosted Private Cloud category.

There are many ways to consume OpenStack software, whether on-premise, in a cloud hosting service provider’s data center or as a hybrid model. To give OpenStack users an open and transparent means to evaluate the full spectrum of OpenStack deployment options, the OpenStack Marketplace was launched in May.

openstack-cloudThe new Hosted Private Cloud category joins Training, Consulting Services, Distributions & Appliances, Public Clouds and Drivers, so users can easily find and compare products that best meet their business requirements.

The new Hosted Private Cloud Marketplace category includes detailed information about cloud offerings from Aptira, AURO, Blue Box, IBM, DataCentred, Metacloud, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Rackspace and UnitedStack. All products and services must meet specific technical requirements and be transparent with product information, such as OpenStack versions and capabilities supported.

Hosted Private Cloud market

“In the Software-Defined Economy, businesses face constant pressure to move faster and are focused on adding value through rapid app development,” said Mark Collier
COO
OpenStack Foundation. “That’s why we’ve seen so much traction for OpenStack in the Hosted Private Cloud market, and are now adding the new Marketplace category to help companies quickly identify which vendors are offering this new path to OpenStack-powered, fully managed infrastructure.”

Company’s interested in being part of the OpenStack Marketplace can send an email to ecosystem@openstack.org.

OpenStack is open source software for building public cloud hosting environments and private clouds. OpenStack-powered clouds enable businesses to rapidly roll out new products, add new features, and improve internal systems while reducing technology lock-in. It’s an open source cloud platform backed by an independent Foundation and global community with more than 17,000 individual members and 347 supporting organizations across 140 countries.

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