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Choosing the Right Flavor for Your OpenStack Cloud



By: Mark_Smith

May 28, 2015 8:54 am

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Screenshot 2015-05-28 at 11.50.18 AMOne of the great things about modern life is that we are often spoilt for choice. As an example, many of us enjoy a good cup of coffee. In the office where I work, there are always at least four different flavor options to choose from and best of all, they are all provided free of charge. My particular favourite at the moment is the Espresso Leggero.

A good coffee, like so many other things in life, is entirely dependent upon the quality of the product that you begin with (the coffee beans), combined with how the final product is prepared, packaged and delivered. A bad coffee can leave a bad taste in your mouth or can even end up being undrinkable.

You might be wondering what all this talk about coffee has to do with cloud computing and about OpenStack in particular. Let me explain.

Most businesses are already using or at least actively investigating how they will use cloud computing to provide new levels of agility, flexibility, and cost savings for their business. OpenStack cloud is acknowledged as the best option for businesses looking to maximize innovation and avoid the high cost of vendor lock-in from proprietary cloud options. According to the RightScale 2015 State of the Cloud Report, more than 60 percent of businesses are already using private cloud and OpenStack is the fastest growing private cloud option.

Because it is open source software, OpenStack cloud is all about choice. It is a mature, high-quality product to start with. However, just like with your choice of coffee, your user experience will depend upon how carefully the product you choose is prepared, packaged and delivered. The wrong choice could leave a bad taste in your mouth, or even be unpalatable to your business. By contrast, the right choice can take the pain out of the process, make the experience smooth, deliver the product quickly and easily and leave you with a smile on your face.

SUSE has over 20 years of experience delivering high-quality open-source software products. We were the first to release an enterprise OpenStack cloud distribution. Since then, we have made it our priority to prepare, package and deliver the smoothest user experience for our customers. With SUSE OpenStack Cloud, our intention is to provide the most mature, dependable and satisfying cloud solution for your business, without any bitter after-taste.

If you would like to know a little more about OpenStack technology and at the same time contribute to a good cause, the link below will take you to an ebook entitled “OpenStack Explained”. You can download the ebook for a small donation to help provide emergency and reconstruction aid for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.

Donate to Nepal & Get e-book

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