OpenStack Tops IT Wish List, But Concerns Remain

Quality and flexibility topped respondents’ wish lists for an open source cloud system, but they were also very concerned with open standards and the community developing around the technologies. As to why they would want to use an open source system, 60.1 percent cited flexibility, 56 percent cited open standards and APIs, and 51.3 percent cited savings. The most important criteria for an open source cloud cited by respondents were “efficiency and performance of virtualization technology” (75.5 percent), “quality of community ecosystem” (64.2 percent) and “project’s use of a preferred open source license (Apache, GPL, etc.)” (51.9 percent).