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OpenStack lets you design a unique yet standardized cloud platform—but why and how are other enterprises using it? We cover that with advice and research.

Red Hat® Shares, Red Hat's monthly corporate newsletter, features our take on technology trends, open source software, and recent industry news to help you navigate the complex world of IT.

Red Hat Shares - April 2017 - OHC

In this issue

OpenStack and private clouds

  • Is OpenStack right for your enterprise?
  • FEATURED 4 OpenStack use cases
  • Survey says: OpenStack and the private cloud
  • Customer spotlight: EMBL-EBI builds research collaboration platform with OpenStack
  • More to learn: What You Need to Know About OpenStack | Want OpenStack benefits? Put your private cloud plan in place first. | OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
  • Recommended | Red Hat news and more | Related events

Did you miss March's newsletter about open hybrid cloud? Check it out

From the editor

Is OpenStack right for your enterprise?

OpenStack®―a set of open source tools for creating and managing private and public clouds―lets you design a unique yet standardized cloud platform. But is it worth the considerable time, budget, and effort required to install and manage it? First ask yourself: How will we use it in production? Will we train our team to support it or invest in an enterprise solution? What will we achieve in return for our investment?

It’s also helpful to learn why and how other enterprises are using OpenStack. We cover that this month along with advice and research stats. Plus, get a Red Hat® Summit preview.

Featured story

4 OpenStack use cases

What kinds of organizations use OpenStack? Why do they adopt OpenStack in the first place? What do they hope to achieve with it, and how’s it working for them so far? In this on-demand webinar, 451 Research’s Al Sadowski answers these questions and shares 4 ways organizations are using OpenStack.

Get some ideas

Survey says

OpenStack and the private cloud

  • 90% of user organizations surveyed cited increased security as the top benefit of private cloud.
  • 70% cited global compliance, enhanced control, flexibility, and data management as further private cloud benefits.
  • 63% choose a vendor’s distribution of OpenStack or managed service.
  • 21% choose a do-it-yourself approach to OpenStack.
Source: "OpenStack Platform Delivers for Private Cloud Users" 451 Research, sponsored by Red Hat. December 2016.

Customer spotlight

EMBL-EBI builds research collaboration platform with OpenStack

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) freely shares data from life-science experiments with researchers worldwide. Using OpenStack, the institute simplified data access for researchers with a flexible, scalable collaboration platform.

Do some fieldwork

More to learn

What You Need to Know About OpenStack

Cut through myths surrounding OpenStack and learn about typical deployment models in this InformationWeek article.


Want OpenStack benefits? Put your private cloud plan in place first.

TechTarget explains how to get the most out of your OpenStack investment.

What's the plan?

OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think

Red Hat's principal cloud architect says you can get into OpenStack, 1 step at a time, accomplishing business objectives along the way.

Walk, don't run

Red Hat Summit 2017

The (totally nonthreatening) AI revolution is here

If you follow our award-winning Open Source Stories film series, you'll love "The Road to A.I.," which premieres at this year's Red Hat Summit. (Watch the trailer now.)

But don't wait until May to learn about the silent revolution of artificial intelligence (A.I.). Check out "A.I. Revolutionaries," our new 4-part article series about A.I., open source, and the people behind it all.

Will there be evil robots?

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