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OpenStack needs more than cheerleaders

OpenStack has tremendous community traction. Now, if only the community of OpenStack cheerleaders could be translated into a similar scale of OpenStack deployments.

While OpenStack user surveys show plenty of commitment to the cloud platform, they also reveal a paucity of significant deployments. It’s therefore not surprising to hear Basho CTO (and former cloud executive) Dave McCrory lament that he hasn’t “seen an enterprise running production OpenStack at scale.”