The openness of the OpenStack platform has also attracted the European Commission. At the end of last year, a consortium of telcos and service providers - called the Cloud Team Alliance (CTA) - won a contract tender to provide OpenStack infrastructure as a service to 52 EU institutions including the EU Parliament, Commission of Justice and cyber security agency, ENISA.
One of the benefits for the EU agencies is access to a network of OpenStack cloud providers across different regions, helping to allay some concerns around data sovereignty.
8. OpenStack enterprise users: Nike
Nike built its private cloud on VMware virtualistion as part of plans to switch service provider and move to a new data centre.
Within nine months Nike has deployed an OpenStack-based cloud with 150 hypervisors and 5,000 VM instances. See more here.
9. OpenStack enterprise users: Barclays, Wells Fargo and Bank of America
A number of banks are running OpenStack internally including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, American Express, TD Bank and Spanish lender BBVA among its users. ComputerworldUK understands that Barclays has been migrating servers to an OpenStack private cloud as it replaces legacy servers.
Source: Computerworld UK
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