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What OpenStack Consolidation Means For Private Cloud Adoption

By Lynn Greiner | March 04, 2015

If there’s one sign of OpenStack’s increasing maturity, it’s a flurry of merger and acquisitions that may have organizations rethinking the vendors with whom they partner in the future, according to Gigaom Research’s latest CloudTracker report.

“OpenStack is heading towards a huge consolidation,” said the report, which was released in early January, calling out EMC, which acquired Cloudscaling last year, and Cisco's interest in MetaCloud as examples of a few large commercial amalgamations. However, while some industry watchers predict consolidation, the market won't be satisfied with just a few, large players. All this opens the door to vendors who understand the platform and can guide customers through the confusion towards effective implementations.

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