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VMware CEO: OpenStack is not for the enterprise

Brandon Butler | Aug. 15, 2013
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger comments are the latest in the friend/enemy relationship between VMware and OpenStack.

"Pat Gelsinger is right that VMware is and will remain a dominant player for on-premise enterprise virtualization and private cloud deployments," says Strategy Analytics analyst Mark Levitt. "He is right again in saying that OpenStack is more of a platform for service providers.  However, what he failed to acknowledge is that as enterprises increasingly turn to service providers for IaaS private and public cloud services to first supplement and later replace corporate data centers. Service providers, especially telecom operators and web/cloud hosting providers, will pick the best platform to power cloud services for enterprise customers."

It sounds like the line between cooperation and competition between VMware and OpenStack will continue to be blurry.  


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