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Ecosystem in the Cloud: Importance of OpenStack Ecosystem


The OpenStack community spends a great deal of time focusing on the rapid growth of developers, features, and projects to demonstrate the success of the community. While this focus is understandable, I believe an even greater metric for measuring success is the size and breadth of the partner ecosystem.

Enterprise customers run a wide variety of computing solutions and adopting a new product requires that product to fit into their existing infrastructure. It is critical that existing vendors have links in place to connect to the new technology; otherwise, customers are less likely to adopt to the new technology.

In the video below, you will see a glimpse of the ecosystem at the recent OpenStack Summit Tokyo event and how it covers a broad range of customer needs ensuring the viability of OpenStack in an enterprise infrastructure.

The complete list of companies supporting the OpenStack project is available at This list demonstrates not only the acceptance of OpenStack as a key technology in cloud computing but also the many ways that customers can enhance their OpenStack deployment to meet their specific requirements.

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I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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