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Let OpenStack power your growth

Tap into new opportunities on the world’s largest open source cloud platform

Support your applications on OpenStack

Cloud-enable your applications

Strong community

Tools & resources

OpenStack is not a cloud. It is not a project or a product. It is not a virtualization system or an API or a user interface or a set of standards. OpenStack is all of these things and more: it is a framework for doing IT infrastructure—all IT infrastructure—in as interchangeable and interoperable a way as we are ever likely to know how.
—Trevor Pott

Supporting your application on OpenStack will help you address new markets and customer segments. Future-proof your applications and be infrastructure-agnostic through OpenStack abstraction layers. OpenStack supports market-leading hypervisors, storage backends, and network subsystems, as well as x86, ARM, and Power architectures. OpenStack is deployed by users in every industry, for a variety of workloads, and supports ISVs with a wealth of community-provided resources and collaboration.

Cloud applications market is expected to become the primary reason that sustains the growth of the $200-billion enterprise applications space through the five-year forecast period…

—Albert Pang2

OpenStack users are looking for complementary software solutions to help manage, measure, and extend these workloads

The OpenStack market is forecasted to reach $2.7B by 2017. We invite you to take advantage of the OpenStack community resources, such as education, testing, and technical expertise, to deliver your software on OpenStack. As Forrester asks, “OpenStack is Ready—Are You?”2

Thousands of users in various industries use OpenStack in production, including Comcast, Walmart, Best Buy, PayPal, AT&T and Bloomberg to name few.

OpenStack users are looking for complementary software solutions to help manage, measure, and extend these workloads

Community resources

The OpenStack community offers multiple resources to help you enable OpenStack support for your application including:


Join us for the How to Architect Applications for the Cloud training at the OpenStack Summit in Austin on April 27. A video of the class will be available on this page shortly afterward.

Access to OpenStack experts

Knowledgeable architects and developers in the community answer questions on Ask OpenStack, topical mailing lists, IRC channels and more. The community ISV team will help you make connections to the right assistance.

Application Catalog

Offer a trial or limited version of your solution in the OpenStack Community Application Catalog.

OpenStack Compatible trademark program

Your company can display the OpenStack Compatible mark to your customers and prospects. The program is designed to recognize software solutions that are tested to interact with OpenStack Powered systems.


Documentation and tools for your application developers.

Public clouds

Access to an OpenStack Powered public cloud for development and testing

Testing on an OpenStack Powered cloud will help ensure your solutions will run well on other OpenStack clouds. Visit the OpenStack Marketplace Public Clouds section and look for the green TESTED checkbox

The OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) is also a resource for testing your applications. We have a special arrangement with OSIC, and you may request cluster time and resources by contacting [email protected].

Promotional opportunities

Once you have OpenStack support for your application, spread the word to OpenStack users and prospects:

Superuser Magazine

Feature success stories, articles and news in Superuser magazine


Speak, sponsor and attend

OpenStack Summits


Regional OpenStack Days


User Group meetups


OpenStack Marketplace

Use the OpenStack Marketplace to provide detailed solution information and generate leads


OpenStack Foundation Members

Join more than 575 OpenStack Foundation members displaying company logos and links to websites


Speaker's Bureau

Join the Speaker's Bureau


For more information and resource access arrangements, please e-mail [email protected].

More Info

1 July 2015, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/openstack_overview/

2 Source: Apps Run the World, “Worldwide Cloud Applications Market Forecast 2015-2019”, https://www.appsruntheworld.com/worldwide-cloud-applications-market-forecast-2015-2019/

3 OpenStack is Ready--Are You?, Lauren E. Nelson, May 18, 2015, https://www.forrester.com/report/OpenStack+Is+Ready+Are+You/-/E-RES122728. Read the brief at http://www.openstack.org/assets/pdf-downloads/Brief-OpenStack-Is-Now-Ready.pdf