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Open stack 2012 impact on the enterprise and the startup opportunity Open stack 2012 impact on the enterprise and the startup opportunity Presentation Transcript

  • OpenStack: Impact on theEnterprise and the Startup Opportunity Ryan Floyd Managing Director @ryanfloyd ryan@stormventures.com
  • Founded 2000Based in Silicon ValleyEarly stage enterprise IT focusInvesting Storm IVInvesting in Mobile, Cloud, SaaSryan@stormventures.com@ryanfloyd
  • 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 software and standard hardware is hard to beat• OpenStack makes webscale economics available to enterprise 3-5X customers X OpenStack Traditional
  • 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 btw this applies to large companies as well)
  • 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 with companies where it makes sense the right way http://www.sinoconcept.com
  • Applications: AutomationEcosystem Connectors Chargeback/Accounting Security Networking services (GSLB) Database Services Disaster Recovery
  • Two examples Managed Private Cloud Enterprise Swift Solutions
  • Additional Thoughts1. Advantages of OpenStack in marketing G2. Focus on low touch initial sales model/ invest in marketing value3. Software and services
  • 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