Easy Usually Starts Out Being Hard

Steven Hill
Steven Hill

Summary Bullets:

  • Vendors have been surprisingly receptive to getting on board with the OpenStack initiative.
  • OpenStack is still a major challenge for companies to adopt.

Over the last few weeks there have been a number of key acquisitions in the world of hosted and managed private cloud startups. First tier vendors like IBM, EMC, and Cisco have all made significant investments in private cloud startups that have already built a respectable business providing a simplified path to an OpenStack private cloud through either hosting secure externalized private clouds (which seems like an oxymoron) or by offering a managed private cloud service that can take a lot of the pain out of building an OpenStack-based private cloud. But to me, this raises the obvious question of just why is private cloud so darn hard? Continue reading “Easy Usually Starts Out Being Hard”