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From Kelly Hair <>
Subject Re: Newswire items
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:21:40 GMT
SoftLayer will become a miniature free market.   How fun!

Just hope IBM commits to keeping it up to date & cutting edge to keep the
apples to apples comparison alive.

On 6/7/13 11:06 AM, "Mathias Mullins" <> wrote:

>Looks like soft layer is keeping CloudPlatform (I.e. cloudstack) in house
>and hedging its bets on Openstack.
>Thank you,
>Matt Mullins
>Cloud Platforms Implementation Engineer
>Worldwide Cloud Services
>+1 (407) 920-1107
>On Jun 7, 2013, at 5:22 AM, "Noah Slater"
><<>> wrote:
>Is CloudStack More Enterprise-Ready than OpenStack?
>*> "We did a proof of concept with OpenStack, but after spending a couple
>of weeks with it, we just felt like it wasn't enterprise ready," Swenson
>said. He pointed out that the POC was conducted a year ago, and that
>OpenStack is evolving constantly. However, he also said that using
>CloudStack is like turning to a contractor to build your house, whereas
>using OpenStack is like walking into Home Depot and figuring everything
>on your own.*
>Stack wars: OpenStack v. CloudStack v. Eucalyptus
>While most independent sources interviewed for this story contend that
>OpenStack is a likely front runner, they all refused to pick an ultimate
>winner, given that both the definition of private cloud and statistics
>about the rate at which enterprises are deploying and taking advantage of
>private clouds have been slippery little devils to pin down.
>SoftLayer users may end up on OpenStack following IBM's acquisition
>"If SoftLayer can pull it off where they're both a CloudStack and an
>OpenStack provider, and it doesn't diminish either one of their values, it
>would be a great story," said James Staten, an analyst with Forrester
>Research, based in Cambridge, Mass. "If Citrix just lost one of its
>customers, then it's going to be a different kind of story -- and there's
>potential for both those stories here."

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