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Global OpenStack adoption increases across industry and company size

See what analysts were saying at OpenStack Summits in 2017

More research and insights from leading technology analysts on the power of open infrastructure:

OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017

We think the progress the Foundation has achieved in seven years is remarkable .... The fact is that existential threats have been largely removed…. Indeed, the Foundation is now sold out of gold sponsorships, and there are mature OpenStack deployments.
- “The future of the OpenStack Foundation: The clue is in the stack,” 451 Research, Nov 2017
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OpenStack Summit Boston 2017

Forrester Research senior analyst Paul Miller says OpenStack’s strength lies in its ability to run both in a public cloud and in a company’s internal data centers. That’s compelling for businesses that want to mix and match workloads in what is known as a hybrid cloud model.
- Barb Darrow, Fortune

OpenStack Adoption, Deployments Surge as Enterprises Increasingly Favor Multi-Cloud Strategies

Surveys conducted by Cloudify, Heavy Reading, SDxCentral, SUSE and the OpenStack Foundation demonstrate growth of OpenStack adoption across industries

Highlights

  • In the OpenStack User Survey, respondents indicated that users from 48 percent of deployments are also interacting with another cloud. Additionally, the diversity of users was demonstrated in year-over-year analysis showing growth among non-IT, mainstream industries, including significant growth among the financial and government industries, as well as growth in research, retail and telecom.
  • A Cloudify-sponsored survey of nearly 700 enterprise cloud professionals found that OpenStack is the most widely deployed cloud infrastructure. Results also upheld the multi-cloud trend demonstrated in the User Survey, reporting that 51 percent of organizations are deploying more than one cloud and the second most popular two-cloud combination is AWS and OpenStack.
  • In a recent SDxCentral report, 87 percent of respondents said that OpenStack would be used to manage edge infrastructure.
  • A Heavy Reading survey focused on telecom operators found that 96 percent of those who already deploying an NFV strategy find OpenStack essential or important.
  • A SUSE-sponsored survey of more than 1,400 senior IT professionals found that OpenStack is in production in 23 percent of organizations (up from 15 percent in 2015). A total of 82 percent are using or plan to use OpenStack in the future.

 


More research and insights from leading technology analysts on the power of OpenStack’s cloud services

Ecosystem & Adoption Patterns

OpenStack continues to garner momentum in the infrastructure hardware and software markets as enterprises and service providers prefer it over commercial alternatives for building public and private clouds.
- IDC

Standardization, Integration & Innovation

96 percent of those who already deploying an NFV strategy find OpenStack essential or important.
- Heavy Reading