OpenStack User Survey April 2016 – Good, Bad and Ugly

Introduction April 2016 edition of OpenStack User Survey results are out, with largest participation by far and more insights and analysis than previous editions. Here is my take. Good POC to Production Conversion User surveys show that more POCs are moving to production. 65% of users have reported OpenStack deployments in production, while in previous edition, 59% of users Read more about OpenStack User Survey April 2016 – Good, Bad and Ugly[…]

OpenStack Distributions – A Comparative Analysis

TL;DR Download Report here Introduction If you are an OpenStack customer or if you are evaluating OpenStack, you have so many options to consume OpenStack. If you are taking the on-premise route, your first order of question would be which distribution/ vendor to choose. This first of its kind report aims to help you with that. Read more about OpenStack Distributions – A Comparative Analysis[…]

OpenStack 2016 – What To Expect?

I am not a big fan of annual predictions or self-applauding score keeping (though I admit there is some kick :)). This blog post summarizes highlights of 2015 and lists what I expect to happen in 2016 in OpenStack land. OpenStack 2015 Highlights defacto Private Cloud OpenStack continued its momentum as a private cloud platform, establishing itself Read more about OpenStack 2016 – What To Expect?[…]

OpenStack Day Seattle 2015 – from Inception to Reality

[Cross posted from www.OpenStackSeattle.com] Thank you for supporting us in making this event successful! This blog post walks through the entire process of making it happen, along with some interesting feedback. Though many had credited me (Sriram) for pulling this off ‘single-handedly’, you will see that it is not just one person behind this. All credit goes Read more about OpenStack Day Seattle 2015 – from Inception to Reality[…]

OpenStack Tokyo Summit Proposals, please vote!

Continuing our tradition of speaking at the OpenStack Summits on topics that help customers to learn more about business needs, challenges, and best practices while adopting OpenStack, we have submitted following proposals for the upcoming Tokyo Summit: Navigating OpenStack Ecosystem (along with Seth Fox of Solinea) Seth and I have been presenting an overview of the Read more about OpenStack Tokyo Summit Proposals, please vote![…]

OpenStack Ecosystem Mapped

[Given how dynamic the OpenStack ecosystem is, we knew that we need to update the mapping often. With the acquisition news around Blue Box and Piston Cloud today, we had to do it sooner than expected. Congratulations!] Download the whitepaper here: Mapping OpenStack EcoSystem   OpenStack ecosystem is a vibrant, diverse, ever evolving one with Read more about OpenStack Ecosystem Mapped[…]

OpenStack Startup Series #2 – StorPool

Introduction StorPool, a distributed storage startup is next in our podcast series on OpenStack startups.  StorPool was founded in 2011 by Boyan Ivanov, Boyan Krosnov and Yanko Yankulov with the goal of enabling simpler, cheaper and efficient storage on commodity servers. StorPool is head quartered with most of its employees in Bulgaria and offices presence in US and UK. Read more about OpenStack Startup Series #2 – StorPool[…]

Most Valuable Blogger (MVB) at DZone

I’ve been recently recognized as one of the Most Valuable Bloggers (MVB) at DZone. DZone needs no introduction, with more than 4 million average page views and 750K members, it is one of the top most go-to sites for tech professionals. I am very excited about this and feel honored to join the elite community Read more about Most Valuable Blogger (MVB) at DZone[…]

OpenStack Startup Series #1 – StackStorm

OpenStack Startups This is the first in series of posts covering OpenStack Startups. OpenStack ecosystem is in interesting phase with consolidation around major vendors and few acquisitions, all the while more startups blazing innovations. This series highlights some of these startups. We have Evan Powell, CEO of StackStorm and Patrick Hoolboom of StackStorm with us today. StackStorm Read more about OpenStack Startup Series #1 – StackStorm[…]

Gigaom Research Report: OpenStack’s Inflection Point

You might have read my recent report on Gigaom: OpenStack’s Inflection Point: What to Look for in 2015, comments welcome. Among the things I had correctly called out to watch for, here are some early updates from the OpenStack community on some of them: 1) Product Management OpenStackPM Kilo Mid cycle meetup kickstarted the conversations on Read more about Gigaom Research Report: OpenStack’s Inflection Point[…]