OpenStack and Amazon’s cloud: Friends or foes?

Four years ago tensions between OpenStack and Amazon Web Services were at a high. The open source cloud computing platform was being developed as an alternative to AWS’s and members of the community spoke despairingly about the public cloud behemoth.

Fast-forward to today, and the relationship between these two cloud platforms seems quite undefined.

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which cloud connect toOpenStack Foundation survey

Amazon Web Services is the top cloud that OpenStack users connect to. 

According to OpenStack’s survey of its members, AWS was the top cloud that OpenStack users connect their clouds to. More than three-quarters of respondents claimed to provide integration between their OpenStack clouds and AWS. But at the OpenStack Summit this week in Austin, Amazon seems to be somewhat of an elephant in the room: No one’s really talking about it.