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The OpenStack community gets together twice a year to discuss and debate the direction for the project, but the most recent event was different to previous events in one major way: it introduced marketing to the community.


  • OpenStack has been maturing as a technology over the past five years and is now considered to be enterprise-ready. However, the general view is that while the technology has matured to enterprise-grade, the wider movement still has some way to go to be considered enterprise-ready from a go-to-market perspective.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover why OpenStack has work to do on making sure more production workloads are run on supported releases.
  • Learn why the key difference at Boston was that OpenStack demonstrated that it can focus not only on developers, but also on what potential users need.

Key questions answered

  • Why must OpenStack make sure more production workloads are run on supported releases?
  • What was the key difference at Boston?

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  • Summary
  • The technology is maturing
  • The market is the last artifact requiring attention to truly become enterprise-grade
  • OpenStack has work to do on making sure more production workloads are run on supported releases


  • Author

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