When someone talks about “the future of IT infrastructure delivery” the scope of topic is so broad that there’s a really good chance they’re working with an Etch-a-Sketch that lacks some of the knobs. IT isn’t homogeneous. What works for enterprises doesn’t work for the SMB. What works for the SMB doesn’t work for service providers. But here’s the crux of it…OpenStack is different. OpenStack isn’t a piece of software. It’s eleventy squillion. It’s not a piece of hardware; it’s thousands.