OpenStack is an interesting initiative — it has, perhaps more than any other open source initiative, polarized commentators. On one end are those who say that OpenStack is a “dead duck,” that it will see no success and that it is hampered by too many conflicting commercial and governance drivers.

On the other end of the continuum are those who suggest that OpenStack is, most likely, the best thing since sliced bread. OpenStack will, it would seem listening to these folks, deliver world peace and a cure for cancer.

Of course the truth is somewhere in between these two extremes and OpenStack will be an important part of the technology landscape, alongside a host of other products and projects.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.