MomentumSI Selects
OpenStack and AWS
Cloud Recommendations: Q4 2013
Executive Summary
 Client recommendations include:
1. For private cloud, use a commercially supported OpenStack distribut...
Recommendation #1
 For private cloud, use a commercially supported OpenStack
distribution
 A number of companies offer a...
Recommendation #2
 Amazon remains the public cloud leader, by far.
 Amazon has extended their lead as the preferred publ...
Private Cloud: Recommendation 3
 Extend OpenStack with AWS Platform Services & CloudFoundry.
 OpenStack is a good founda...
Recommendation #4
 Configuration Management solutions should complement your
PaaS
 Tools like Puppet and Chef can be use...
Recommendation #5
 Use Hybrid Cloud Management Software
 The dashboards that come with the cloud are clumsy and specific...
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MomentumSI, a leading I.T. consultancy is recommending OpenStack as their preferred private cloud platform and AWS for public cloud.

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MomentumSI Recommends OpenStack and AWS

  1. 1. MomentumSI Selects OpenStack and AWS Cloud Recommendations: Q4 2013
  2. 2. Executive Summary  Client recommendations include: 1. For private cloud, use a commercially supported OpenStack distribution. 2. For public cloud, AWS remains the leader 3. Extend OpenStack with AWS Platform Services & CloudFoundry. 4. Configuration management solutions should complement your PaaS 5. Use Hybrid Cloud Management software September 15, 2013
  3. 3. Recommendation #1  For private cloud, use a commercially supported OpenStack distribution  A number of companies offer a customized and supported cloud product that is based on OpenStack (e.g., Piston Cloud, Red Hat, etc.)  Unless you have a team of OpenStack experts, you shouldn’t be using the OpenStack Trunk bits.  Make KVM your default cloud hypervisor. Don’t force-fit vSphere into the solution. September 15, 2013
  4. 4. Recommendation #2  Amazon remains the public cloud leader, by far.  Amazon has extended their lead as the preferred public cloud provider. They’re a low-cost leader, a market leader and a feature leader.  Don’t blindly go with AWS. If you’re mostly a Windows shop look at Azure. If you need better SLA’s, look at the boutique providers (e.g., VirtuStream)  Keep an eye on Google Compute, IBM SmartCloud and HP Cloud. They’re still early but promising. September 15, 2013
  5. 5. Private Cloud: Recommendation 3  Extend OpenStack with AWS Platform Services & CloudFoundry.  OpenStack is a good foundation, but is more valuable when extended with platform services.  Red Hat offers OpenShift, Transcend Computing has TopStack (AWS compatible PaaS), VMware/Pivotal is championing, CloudFoundry and Docker is getting traction. September 15, 2013
  6. 6. Recommendation #4  Configuration Management solutions should complement your PaaS  Tools like Puppet and Chef can be used to create a “faux-PaaS” ;-) it’s really more like “platforms-on-demand”  Use true PaaS to cover your important platforms (databases, app servers, etc.)  Use Puppet and Chef for “long-tail platforms” (or non-core)  Salt and Ansible are gaining traction in early adopters September 15, 2013
  7. 7. Recommendation #5  Use Hybrid Cloud Management Software  The dashboards that come with the cloud are clumsy and specific to one cloud; not good for general users.  Use Hybrid Cloud Management software  Single pane of glass across clouds  Centralized security  Works with OpenStack & AWS  Integrates with Puppet & Chef  Commercial only options: Dell Enstratius, RightScale, Red Hat CloudForms, BMC CLM  Open source options: Scalr & StackStudio September 15, 2013
  8. 8. Section One
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