OpenStack is a cloud infrastructure that offers large pools of compute, storage and networking components within the data center. When an instance for a server, a storage component or a network setup had to be requested in the past and then rolled out manually, this is done from OpenStack at the push of a button. Your people who previously managed the infrastructure can focus on providing added value to your business applications.
Moreover, these services are offered from commodity hardware. All infrastructure components are offered from standard servers and switches. The storage layer is stored several times and there are various solutions to implement for example your backup and backup environment; both locally and with a hybrid cloud. This way you have a much smaller need for variety of hardware, contracts and vendor lockins.