Increasing Migration to Hybrid IT Environments makes demand for OpenStack Services Attractive

The rapid deployment of cloud computing resources among enterprises in various parts of the globe is behind the constantly changing nature and needs of cloud infrastructures. Over the past few years, there has been constant evolution in the provisioning and management of compute, storage, and network resources. The trend is prominent in public and private cloud environments. Against this backdrop, the drive for OpenStack modules stemmed as a viable framework for meeting the emerging cloud computing needs. These open source software modules are gaining popularity in hybrid IT environment spanning a wide spectrum of use cases.

According to an assessment by, the OpenStack services market is expected to have bright prospects and is projected to rise at an impressive double digit CAGR over the assessment period of 2018–2025.

Benefits derived from the Components keep Demand for OpenStack Services Lucrative

There are several features of OpenStack modules that make them akin to assume the role of a ‘cloud operating system’. The benefits derived in meeting the varied provisioning needs of resources underpin the rising demand for OpenStack services provided by the developer community. There has been rising demand for adopting OpenStack modules in supporting the rising number of use cases in cloud-based infrastructures in worldwide organizations. The lack of an upfront costs to acquire OpenStack makes it production-ready platform for enterprises whose provisioning needs may shift from public to private and vice-versa.

The rapid rate of deployment of IT resources among businesses is providing a shot in the arm for OpenStack services market. A growing number of organizations are increasingly migrating to new technologies, which has led to the demand for new cloud solutions. OpenStack services have been used by businesses in various industries to avoid vendor lock-in that is common in proprietary solutions. The easy access to a range of proprietary technologies through OpenStack services is acting as a potentially attractive proposition for their uptake.

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Caveats and New Frontiers shaping Contours of OpenStack Services Market

Despite the several benefits offered by OpenStack modules, there are a few significant factors that make the adoption of the services challenging for end users. The increasingly high complexity of the modules under OpenStack calls for advanced IT competencies to be able to adopt them and use them in organizations. In other words, OpenStack is associated with a rather steep learning curve. To top it all, the cost of deployment isn’t less than other propriety services, which makes them less attractive for some end users.

Nevertheless, in the coming years, the rising adoption of private clouds is likely to favor the demand for OpenStack services. In addition, the growing shift to cloud-first policies among organizations of all sizes will positively influence the trajectories of the market and may open new revenue streams for providers of OpenStack services in the coming years. The rising talent pool for managing these services in emerging markets will open many a promising avenues.

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