Top 20 OpenStack Companies - 2017

I n today’s fast-paced business environment, Infrastructure-as-a-Service is seeing increased attention from varied industries. However, the ever-changing market conditions, rapid technological advancements, subpar security models, and perilous vendor lock-in present major challenges. Enterprises that are in quest of a cloud platform that is cost-effective, agile, and flexible are turning to OpenStack—the open source cloud computing platform, which is quickly becoming the industry standard for cloud deployments.

Essentially, OpenStack controls functionalities that entail the orchestration of computing, storage, and networking resources. By leveraging the open source platform, enterprises can quickly develop applications, efficiently carry out testing, and seamlessly deploy mission-critical and scalable applications. Being open source, it gives developers access to a wealth of community resources and considerably more freedom to innovate. The ability of OpenStack to bring automation to hybrid cloud infrastructures, accelerate time to market, and optimize resources via interoperability has enticed many organizations.

 As OpenStack becomes the strategic choice for businesses of all sizes, various solutions providers are offering a single pane of glass for cloud management and seamless integration of OpenStack. To help CIOs deploy the right OpenStack solution, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the editorial board of CIOReview has analyzed hundreds of OpenStack solution providers and selected the firms at the forefront of tackling industry challenges.

 The companies featured in this edition exhibit extensive business process knowledge, along with customized and innovative solutions in the OpenStack arena. The listing provides a look into how these solutions work in the real world so that organizations can gain a comprehensive understanding of the available technologies and how they add value to the enterprise.

We present to you CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising OpenStack Solution Providers 2017.

Top OpenStack Companies

A comprehensive solutions and services provider of cloud computing

Provides Mirantis OpenStack distribution software, which integrates with several end-points for computing, storage, and networking

Helps businesses tap the power of OpenStack and cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own

Simplifies and allows fast adoption of OpenStack cloud for greater performance, scalability, and security

A company offering an application specific, software-defined infrastructure cloud platform to HPC, Broadcast, Big Data, and Finance organizations

Awnix

Awnix

Provides Engineered Systems for OpenStack with Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks

Automating OpenStack Clouds with Unified Physical and Virtual SDN Fabrics

Canonical

Canonical

Canonical’s OpenStack Autopilot is a fully automated tool for easy OpenStack deployment, management, and operations

CloudBolt Software

CloudBolt Software

A powerful cloud management platform that enables enterprise IT to operate as a cloud service provider

GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces offers Cloudify, an open source based cloud orchestration framework that simplfies transitioning to OpenStack

Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies

Offers FusionSphere cloud OS that is powered by OpenStack for enterprise and carrier customers to deploy private cloud, public, and hybrid cloud

Internap [NASDAQ:INAP]

Internap [NASDAQ:INAP]

Develops AgileCLOUD, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform powered by OpenStack to meet demands of performance intensive workloads

Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems

Nexenta enables workloads from OpenStack for software-defined infrastructure-centric cloud computing

Platform9 Systems

Platform9 Systems

Platform9 is an Open Source-as-a-Service company that delivers OpenStack as managed services

RightScale

RightScale

Manages and orchestrates resources in organized deplopyments and simplifies functioning of apps on OpenStack

Scalr

Scalr

Creates a cloud environment where users can operate easily and quickly within the scope of a defined policy

SUSE

SUSE

SUSE OpenStack cloud combines OpenStack agility with enterprise reliability

SwiftStack

SwiftStack

Offers SwiftStack, a complete, enterprise-ready storage product with OpenStack Swift at the core

Unitas Global

Unitas Global

Provides vendor agnostic solutions allow users to leverage the true benefits of OpenStack without the DIY hassle

VEXXHOST

VEXXHOST

Provides high performance and optimized cloud computing services powered by OpenStack