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The Arguments Every OpenStack User Must Make

By David Strom | February 21, 2015

For some time now, critics have suggested that OpenStack may offer lower total cost of ownership, but fails to deliver on agility and uptime compared to other cloud solutions.

 A recent story on ReadWrite quoted industry insiders who suggested OpenStack is merely a way to “fool” senior management into believing that a company has moved to cloud computing. TechRepublic, meanwhile, stated that OpenStack remains too complex to offer real opportunities for innovation.

We asked Sam Charrington, a cloud computing analyst and founder of St. Louis-based CloudPulse Strategies, how he would respond to these criticisms of OpenStack if he were making the business case.

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