Chapter 9. Looking Ahead

After having travelled together in this wonderful OpenStack journey so far, we are now nearing the close. We have seen in the previous chapters how a private or a public cloud can be set up with OpenStack, and how we can choose to offer its flexibility beyond just the standard compute, storage, and networking aspects of an IaaS cloud by adding several other OpenStack components.

In this chapter, we will look at where OpenStack currently stands in the market and in the near future. We will also look at some of the major deployments and who is backing them. We will look at how OpenStack clouds will look in the future. We will conclude this book by looking at a more important question: What is in it for you?

To be specific, ...

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