OpenStack Summit Recap: Crossing The Chasm


The sense that OpenStack is reaching a point of maturity that will propel it across the chasm to mainstream adoption was palpable during last week’s OpenStack Summit in Austin, where roughly 7,500 gathered — a one hundred-fold increase from the summit’s inauguration just six years before.

The signs of maturation were everywhere — in the keynotes, presentations by vendors in breakouts and the Expo Hall, and in hallway discussions among the attendees — all pointing to that leap across the chasm. If you missed the main speakers, check out my recaps of the first day’s keynotes and the second day’s keynotes.

For those unfamiliar with the term “crossing the chasm,” the concept was articulated by Geoffrey Moore in his classic tech marketing book of the same name.

Adoption cycle

To read more of my Summit recap, please click here to go to my article on the Rackspace blog site.


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