Though Rackspace (RAX) and many IT giants have high hopes for the OpenStack cloud infrastructure...

Though Rackspace (RAX) and many IT giants have high hopes for the OpenStack cloud infrastructure platform, observers are wondering if it's too late for OpenStack to challenge Amazon Web Services' (AWS) dominance, given the manic growth AWS is posting, and its sudden willingness to integrate with private clouds. OpenStack supporters hope fears of AWS customer lock-in, along with the market's growth potential, will give it room to maneuver.

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  • Canary Cash
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    OpenStack will help, in the cloud it's not about CEO's and meaningless street drivel, it's about capabilities that lower the cost of being first to market, drive innovation, and make money easier to make - AWS is constantly (Every couple of weeks I get an email about a new/updated offering) evolving, they are killing on the feature front. OpenStack is RAX hope at becoming feature laden, that and their support staff, who really do set them apart - FWIW I use both, they each shine in different areas but RAX needs to step up the competition on features and capabilities. The current offering is like a wonderful hammer, many things end up becoming nails. AWS on the other hand is the Tool shed.
    18 Apr 2012, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • JJJoseph
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    But what good is a tool shed without tools? I'm not sure which way you're leaning on this topic. Which do you prefer - the "wonderful hammer" or the tool shed?
    19 Apr 2012, 05:23 PM Reply Like
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