The OpenStack ecosystem would be evolving to deliver private cloud infrastructure in new ways, including Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS), remotely managed in a user’s data center of choice. Whether on-premises or hosted in the service provider’s data center, PCaaS means that the vendor is responsible for architecting, monitoring, patching and upgrading the OpenStack infrastructure.
“Public cloud gives you value on day 1,” said Lauren Nelson, principal analyst at Forrester Research. “Enterprises have struggled with DIY approaches where it takes a long time to learn the technology, build and integrate, and develop the new processes to support it. It may take years before general developer access is granted. In 2017, enterprises are looking for a day 1 private cloud. Converged and/or remotely managed private cloud problem-solves for this fundamental issue that has stalled productivity and adoption. This delivers the real speed of public but with the benefits of a local cloud.”
Therefore, the OpenStack Foundation has announced a new category within the OpenStack Marketplace – to feature vendors who offer remotely managed private cloud solutions powered by OpenStack. OpenStack service providers featured in the new ‘Remotely Managed Private Cloud’ category include:
- Aptira Managed Cloud
- Canonical BootStack
- Cisco Metacloud
- EasyStack ESCaaS
- IBM Bluemix Private Cloud Local
- Mirantis Managed OpenStack
- Platform9 Managed OpenStack
- Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud
- UnitedStack UOS
The OpenStack Marketplace allows users to research and compare products and services from the OpenStack ecosystem, according to criteria such as interoperability tests, API versions, regional availability and hardware requirements.