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IBM is a strong proponent of OpenStack and has built the Cloud Orchestrator based on open standards. In Cloud Orchestrator, IBM has successfully built a commercial solution that blends elements of OpenStack as well as differentiating proprietary capabilities.


  • Ovum believes that IBM Cloud Orchestrator is a feature-rich solution that has good levels of interoperability at the private cloud technical level, but needs more interoperability at the public cloud level.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand why IBM is a supporter of Open Standards and how this has shaped cloud orchestrator's development.
  • Discover the strengths and weaknesses of IBM's solution.

Key questions answered

  • Why is IBM is a strong proponent of OpenStack and why is Cloud Orchestrator based on open standards?
  • How does IBM uses patterns to perform automation?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Key messages
  • Ovum view

Recommendations for enterprises

  • Why consider IBM Cloud Orchestrator?

SWOT analysis

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

Data sheet

  • Key facts about the solution


  • Methodology
  • Author

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