A public listing of Hosted Private Cloud vendors and services is now available from the OpenStack Foundation on its OpenStack Marketplace comparison.
The new Hosted Private Cloud Marketplace category includes detailed information about offerings from Aptira, AURO, Blue Box, IBM, DataCentred, Metacloud, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Rackspace and UnitedStack. All products and services must meet specific technical requirements and be transparent with product information, such as OpenStack versions and capabilities supported.
The OpenStack Foundation said the Hosted Private Cloud offerings based on OpenStack are an attractive model for several reasons:
- Low barrier to entry with little to no upfront capital expenditure
- Deployment speeds that are comparable to public cloud provisioning
- Control over physical infrastructure location, isolated hardware, and policies to meet data sovereignty and security requirements
- Minimal responsibility for operating the physical infrastructure and operational aspects such as cloud software upgrades, driver updates, scale out management, etc.