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Rackspace OpenStack is #5 ranked solution in top Converged Infrastructure tools. PeerSpot users give Rackspace OpenStack an average rating of 8 out of 10. Rackspace OpenStack is most commonly compared to Nutanix Acropolis AOS: Rackspace OpenStack vs Nutanix Acropolis AOS. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 30% of all views.
What is Rackspace OpenStack?
OpenStack is an open and scalable cloud operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risk of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.

Rackspace OpenStack was previously known as OpenStack.

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it_user862509
Senior Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Allowed for mass uploading of images to Akamai cloud services

What is our primary use case?

OpenStack was needed to integrate an eCommerce site's pictures with Akamai cloud services.

How has it helped my organization?

It created a reusable library with OpenStack features. The documentation was plentiful and very helpful.

What is most valuable?

Image storage with Akamai. OpenStack allowed for mass uploading of images to Akamai cloud services. It also allowed for product administration with images.

What needs improvement?

It could use more examples in different languages (API use cases).

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What is our primary use case?

OpenStack was needed to integrate an eCommerce site's pictures with Akamai cloud services.

How has it helped my organization?

It created a reusable library with OpenStack features. The documentation was plentiful and very helpful.

What is most valuable?

Image storage with Akamai. OpenStack allowed for mass uploading of images to Akamai cloud services. It also allowed for product administration with images.

What needs improvement?

It could use more examples in different languages (API use cases).

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
ITCS user
Managing Director at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Networking (Networks, CDN) and Object Storage (CDN) are the most valuable features.

What is most valuable?

Networking (Networks, CDN) and Object Storage (CDN)

What needs improvement?

Pricing Overview.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've tried features of this product in the last few months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

N

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Top. Technical Support: Top

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward

What about the implementation team?

In-house

What is most valuable?

Networking (Networks, CDN) and Object Storage (CDN)

What needs improvement?

Pricing Overview.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've tried features of this product in the last few months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

N

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Top.

Technical Support:

Top

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward

What about the implementation team?

In-house

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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it_user4134
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
The usablity of the management interface means that even non-IT literate people can use it.
Openstack is free, and therefore is likely to become the dominant Cloud Management suite for most of the world, until prices of competing products come down. This opinion is based on the concept of Cloud as a Utility where Utility pricing may dominate the user's selection of Cloud services provider. Already today, limited Cloud services are free to users. The usablity of the management interface means that even non-IT literate people can use it with training. The Linux administration skills required to install, tune and configure it are high, although the use of scripts produced by third parties gives a non-custom setup very quickly. As time passes the numerous scripts and hopefully GUI installation and configuration will become standard. Since writing this review companies…

Openstack is free, and therefore is likely to become the dominant Cloud Management suite for most of the world, until prices of competing products come down. This opinion is based on the concept of Cloud as a Utility where Utility pricing may dominate the user's selection of Cloud services provider.

Already today, limited Cloud services are free to users.

The usablity of the management interface means that even non-IT literate people can use it with training.

The Linux administration skills required to install, tune and configure it are high, although the use of scripts produced by third parties gives a non-custom setup very quickly. As time passes the numerous scripts and hopefully GUI installation and configuration will become standard.

Since writing this review companies like Cisco and VMWare have joined the OpenStack Project. It would appear that these companies would be in competion with Openstack.

Established I.T. companies are seeking move their business models towards "The Cloud Model"-some will fail.

I define The Public Cloud as primarily a cheap mass market easy-access online computing resources whose running costs are mainly energy costs.

Private Clouds have a role but will probably use most of the cheap unbranded multi-cpu low-energy Cloud Servers and OpenSource software like OpenStack.

The old I.T. Giants will struggle to maintain their markets in this model. These include Dell, HP, IBM, MS and even Cisco.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.