Analyst report

Stratus cloud solution beta: SDA for OpenStack private clouds

Simple enterprise-ready OpenStack software defined availability (SDA)

OpenStack has critical mass and is the de facto standard for deploying open source- based clouds. With increasing levels of investment by service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Rackspace and infrastructure vendors like Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat, OpenStack private/hybrid clouds are becoming a strong alternative to traditional IT models for large enterprises. While moving to the cloud offers the promise of flexibility, scale, and cost savings, a standard cloud model is not inherently designed for enterprise-level availability. With multiple points of risk at both the hardware and software layers, many organizations are hesitant to move their business-critical applications to the cloud as potential costs may outweigh benefits.