Evaluating OpenStack vs. VMware for private cloud

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Jim O'Reilly.

Different vendors hold different views about the future of cloud computing. Amazon Web Services, for example, believes private and hybrid clouds are only a stepping stone on the road to public cloud. But enterprise concerns around job protection, security and compliance are leading to private and, especially, hybrid cloud deployments. According to industry analyst IDC, more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to the hybrid cloud model before 2016.

But when it comes to hybrid cloud implementation, things can be less organized than some would hope. In hybrid clouds, data is transferred between public and private clouds, but the parlous state of WAN communications, especially in the U.S., makes this a problem...
 
Another issue with hybrid cloud implementation is choosing the right private cloud technology. Many companies use OpenStack as the core private cloud software within a hybrid environment. OpenStack sits on top of a hypervisor and consists of a complex suite of modules that provision and orchestrate the cloud. It's an open source project and most of the industry's heavy hitters, including HP, Dell, IBM and Google, are deeply involved...

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