OpenStack vs Amazon: Where’s the Money?

TOKYO–At the OpenStack Summit here, Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, delivered the opening keynote address detailing the successes of the past six months. While OpenStack is growing, in the media and analyst question and answer session that followed the keynote, the question was asked how OpenStack compares against Amazon.

Amazon continues to grow its public cloud efforts, and on Oct. 22, it reported its third-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) reporting revenue of $2.1 billion for a 78 percent year-over-year gain. Attempting to measure revenues for OpenStack is not an easy thing to do, according to Mark Collier (pictured, on right), chief operating officer of the OpenStack Foundation.

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