If you think your business is too small for OpenStack then it’s time to think again. There are many benefits for small businesses or organizations that adopt an OpenStack cloud. OpenStack allows you to create a scalable cloud that can enable you to think big, start small, and grow fast. It can feel intimidating to get started with OpenStack but we are here to help you through every step of the way.
In this blog, we are going to explain why no business is too small for OpenStack. No matter what size your enterprise is, you can utilize OpenStack as your cloud provider. You can rest assured that OpenStack is a solid foundation for your cloud solutions.
The Value Of The OpenStack Powered Cloud
Did you know that OpenStack is the leading open-source option for building public cloud environments? Not only that, but VEXXHOST runs the largest OpenStack public cloud in Canada. When it comes to a scalable solution, it’s important to see the value of the cloud.
Some start-ups opt for a public cloud that can be rented by the hour with a higher utilization rate. Starting out with a public cloud is an economical option for small enterprises as large instances are available at lower costs. There’s room to scale up or scale down depending on a change in funding and the needs of the business. In contrast, enterprises with more stable workloads that are scaling up operations rapidly might encounter a break-even point, i.e. reaching a point beyond which a private cloud solution is more cost-effective. The agility and customizability of the private cloud prevent data accumulation and cloud sprawl which mostly has significant cost-saving impacts for large scale businesses.
At the end of the day, small businesses have very different requirements than large enterprises. Despite some limitations, they also need room to grow. OpenStack is appealing because it offers both public and private cloud solutions for organizations starting out to well-established businesses. If you’re unsure about what open-source cloud might be right for you, contact our team of experts to help determine your requirements.
Think Big, Start Small, Grow Fast
Think big, start small, and grow fast is a worthy mantra for small businesses that want to adopt an OpenStack cloud. In today’s quick-moving business climate everyone is looking to utilize their IT department for growth against a highly competitive market. In order to survive businesses need to be able to adapt and transform to become more agile and innovative. This is where OpenStack comes in.
As we mentioned before, OpenStack is dedicated to creating software that is scalable and usable. It’s up to businesses to determine their requirements and work from there. Having a clear idea of workloads is a good place to start. It’s important to give some thought to the use case and plan accordingly for them. This way your business will be prepared for deployment, management, and the short and long term benefits of working with OpenStack.
Another bonus of OpenStack for small businesses is that there are no vendor lock-ins. Meaning that you can migrate between a public and private cloud, or expand into a multi-cloud ecosystem with ease. Avoiding proprietary cloud protects users from getting locked into their platform. When you’re looking for growth, that’s the last thing that you need.
We at VEXXHOST have been using and contributing to upstream open source technologies since 2011. We are proud to say that we know OpenStack inside out. That being said, we can help architect and optimize your cloud strategy with OpenStack powered infrastructure, running the latest release, Train, and Kubernetes. Need some help with requirements for your small, medium, or large business? We have you covered. Contact one of our experts today to see how we can make your OpenStack cloud a reality.