OpenStack: Impact on theEnterprise and the Startup       Opportunity         Ryan Floyd       Managing Director         @r...
Founded 2000Based in Silicon ValleyEarly stage enterprise IT focusInvesting Storm IVInvesting in Mobile, Cloud, SaaSryan@s...
OpenStackwill fundamentally changeEnterprise IT
Billions of dollars ofmarket share at stake
Why?            Why Not?OSS, Flexibility, Community
Why now? Public menu of ITservices completely changes the game
Economics drive decisions But its not a simple question and your             mileage will vary• Scale on opensource softwa...
Opex vs Capex Then                    NowControlling opex is key to success
What is the Opportunity?1. OpenStack is complex2. Enterprises want solutions3. Applications Applications Applications(and ...
Full DisclosureThese are the opinions of a     venture investor
Complexity:OpenSource    Free (cost)RHAT
Complexity:  Solve complexity for  enterprise customers   You will create value
Solutions: Enterprises want solutions(1) Focus on completeness    for required problem.    Scope appropriately.(2) Partner...
Applications:          AutomationEcosystem Connectors                  Chargeback/Accounting   Security           Networki...
Two examples   Managed Private Cloud   Enterprise Swift Solutions
Additional Thoughts1. Advantages of OpenStack in   marketing                  G2. Focus on low touch initial sales   model...
Be part of the community!                  GYour lock in is the value you provide
Its going to be tough  Despite politics, FUD, bugs, timeOpenStack will fundamentally change IT
Thank you! Questions?Go    Ryan Floyd ryan@stormventures.com
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Open stack 2012 impact on the enterprise and the startup opportunity

  1. 1. OpenStack: Impact on theEnterprise and the Startup Opportunity Ryan Floyd Managing Director @ryanfloyd ryan@stormventures.com
  2. 2. Founded 2000Based in Silicon ValleyEarly stage enterprise IT focusInvesting Storm IVInvesting in Mobile, Cloud, SaaSryan@stormventures.com@ryanfloyd
  3. 3. OpenStackwill fundamentally changeEnterprise IT
  4. 4. Billions of dollars ofmarket share at stake
  5. 5. Why? Why Not?OSS, Flexibility, Community
  6. 6. Why now? Public menu of ITservices completely changes the game
  7. 7. Economics drive decisions But its not a simple question and your mileage will vary• Scale on opensource software and standard hardware is hard to beat• OpenStack makes webscale economics available to enterprise 3-5X customers X OpenStack Traditional
  8. 8. Opex vs Capex Then NowControlling opex is key to success
  9. 9. What is the Opportunity?1. OpenStack is complex2. Enterprises want solutions3. Applications Applications Applications(and btw this applies to large companies as well)
  10. 10. Full DisclosureThese are the opinions of a venture investor
  11. 11. Complexity:OpenSource Free (cost)RHAT
  12. 12. Complexity: Solve complexity for enterprise customers You will create value
  13. 13. Solutions: Enterprises want solutions(1) Focus on completeness for required problem. Scope appropriately.(2) Partner with companies where it makes sense the right way http://www.sinoconcept.com
  14. 14. Applications: AutomationEcosystem Connectors Chargeback/Accounting Security Networking services (GSLB) Database Services Disaster Recovery
  15. 15. Two examples Managed Private Cloud Enterprise Swift Solutions
  16. 16. Additional Thoughts1. Advantages of OpenStack in marketing G2. Focus on low touch initial sales model/ invest in marketing value3. Software and services
  17. 17. Be part of the community! GYour lock in is the value you provide
  18. 18. Its going to be tough Despite politics, FUD, bugs, timeOpenStack will fundamentally change IT
  19. 19. Thank you! Questions?Go Ryan Floyd ryan@stormventures.com
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