|By Larry Carvalho||
|April 10, 2012 10:45 AM EDT||
This post summarizes my opinion of some potential winners from this news.
- OpenStack is not (yet) technically mature
- Citrix with CloudStack and Eucalyptus seems Amazon friendly
- Big names already jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon with RedHat/IBM sounding they will soon climb aboard too
- Amazon: They are not entrenched in the enterprise space due to lack of a direct sales force reaching out to these customers. However, Citrix and Eucalyptus give them a great entry into this market with their respective sales teams. Their compatibility with Amazon is a great fit for hybrid clouds that a lot of enterprise customers would be agreeable to.
- VMware: If you want to compare market share domination, VMware is to data center virtualization as Windows is to desktop operating systems. VMware has a good solution in the hybrid cloud market with several data center service provider partnerships. Any confusion in the marketplace is good for VMware enterprise customers who typically are reluctant to flock to new technologies. VMware will surely gain in the short term until the open source technologies get their act together.
- EnStratus/RightScale/Scalr: Complexity of managing a variety of cloud capabilities becomes a challenge. Cloud management tool vendors help remove this complexity by abstracting them at a higher level. Success of both OpenStack and CloudStack provides a great opportunity for vendors like EnStratus/RightScale/Scalr to provide interoperability, portability and governance.
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