Last week, I covered a debate that continues to swirl over whether OpenStack has emerged as a successful cloud computing platform in terms of actual deployments, or whether it is overhyped and immature. The post was prompted when Gartner Research Director Allessandro Perilli came out with an essay that paints a very gloomy picture of actual OpenStack deployments. Now, officials from Red Hat and other organizations are publicly discussusing Perilli’s comments.
Bryan Che from Red Hat has a blog post that challenges Perilli, where he makes the point that open source projects are not the same as products. To put Che’s points in context, Perilli originally suggested four reasons why OpenStack isn’t more of a success in the enterprise: