Why OpenStack is the Best Choice for Both Private and Public Cloud as we always say ? Here is the explanation one must consider OpenStack to avoid vendor lock. Right before, we discussed about Private Cloud Platform Selection, where we mentioned about OpenStack and yes, in an separate article plus through various guides and tutorials. But this article is not a guide, but to answer our own raised question – Why OpenStack is the Best Choice for Both Private and Public Cloud ?
Why OpenStack is the Best Choice for Both Private and Public Cloud : The Free Software Advantage
At a time of strong growth of Cloud Computing, both in terms of public services, both for companies that who want to create a private cloud or provide a software solution to implement a platform for a web software. There are essentially two ways you can go, the first is that of proprietary vendors, which provide their own solution, fully integrated to operate immediately with a cloud environment, the second is to choose an open platform, such as OpenStack. We have devoted several articles to OpenStack and today we recommend to companies that who want to work with an open source platform, expandable and ready, now for a production environment, should go for OpenStack.
First OpenStack is supported by over 150 companies worldwide, the code base comes from the contribution of The Rackspace Cloud and NASA and after other developers who made OpenStack based software for specific need, from computing, storage, networking.
OpenStack has a complete set of APIs that allow you to integrate the management of cloud instances within your control panel. Of course bigger Free Software Repositories like GitHub, Source Forge has more softwares developed by fully independent developers, some times just only out of joy of creation.
Why OpenStack is the Best Choice for Both Private and Public Cloud ?
Free Softwares are not always good because of lack of integrity. But with several Linux distributions and WordPress, we have seen the huge success that actually made any paid solution to fail – there is no paid blogging platform which can even come closer to WordPress. And in an article on Cloud Computing, Open Source and Developers; we mentioned that the most important speculation or rather word of caution by Richard Stallman against Cloud Computing. Open Stack does break that dangerous vendor lock in if you stick to OpenStack solution from The Rackspace Cloud or HP Cloud. We can not find any third company who can even come closer with so flexible hourly based plans.
Why OpenStack is the Best Choice for Both Private and Public Cloud has three answers – to get rid of vendor lock in, to save cost and to have the possibility to use more free softwares with Open Stack.