Even as the OpenStack cloud computing platform spreads out and continues to attract big backers, there are very prominent naysayers. We've covered warnings from Gartner about how enterprises need to size OpenStack up carefully. Lydia Leong is the author of a cloud computing report that Gartner put out where she said: "In reality, OpenStack is dominated by commercial interests, as it is a business strategy for the vendors involved, not the effort of a community of altruistic individual contributors." Now, Forrester analysts are out with their own criticisms.
InfoWorld notes that Forrester analyst James Staten says that member organizations need to see a return on investment from OpenStack, or they may lose interest, and also takes note of a response from Jim Curry, GM of Rackspace's private cloud business: "It's still very early, which is why vendors are contributing code to the project to ensure their products and services work in the OpenStack ecosystem."