Icehouse, the 9th release of OpenStack, is out! Thanks to the 1200+ contributors. OpenStack Icehouse
Companies large and small are utilizing the agility and ease of use found in the public cloud. However for large enterprises the public cloud is expensive at scale and availability is not guaranteed For smaller SME's experiencing rapid growth, every day is one step closer to a call from the CFO regarding another rapid growth... cost.
In my presentation I will go over two use cases, one will feature a very large Fortune 100 company experiencing an increasing internal customer base moving to Amazon AWS for rapid provisioning of new infrastructure and how we used OpenStack to provide feature parity, ease of use and self-provisioning to move those customers back into an on-premise private cloud. My second use case will cover a rapidly growing and large consumer of Amazon AWS who was feeling the pain/costs associated with running entirely in the public cloud and found economies of scale in an OpenStack based private cloud.
Both cases illustrate big wins for OpenStack, and the ability to provide massive value to both Fortune 1000's and rapid growth SME's.