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Insights from Analysts Covering OpenStack

OpenStack User Momentum Continues to Build

Updates from the OpenStack Foundation

The OpenStack Foundation highlighted recent market share statistics, new users and updates from the broader open infrastructure community at its recent OpenStack Summit in May 2018. Download the presentation.

According to 451 Research: Voice of the Service Provider

Globally, 71% of service providers are either in production or plan to be in production with OpenStack in the next 12 months. That number goes up to 80% if you include respondents who plan to implement in the next 24 months.

  • Telcos: 45% are in production and another 36% are in POC or plan to be in production in the next 24 months.
  • Large service providers ($1bn+ revenue): 63% in production with 22% in POC or planning to implement in the next 24 months.

More data available in the full report; Al Sadowski, key analyst; May 2018


The OpenStack Ecosystem is Growing

IDC estimates OpenStack to be a $6.1 billion opportunity in 2018 and grow at an aggregate CAGR of 9.7% from 2016 to 2021.

Doc #US43091917, OpenStack Infrastructure Ecosystem: Adoption Patterns, Use Cases and Market Outlook, Part 3—Market Size and Forecast, Sept 2017

The OpenStack service market is projected to grow from USD 1.63 Billion in 2017 to USD 5.66 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 28.3% from 2017 to 2022.
Fast and easy deployment, no compulsion of vendor lock-in, and advantage of wide community support are the factors driving the growth of the market across the globe.

 

 

Global OpenStack service market is estimated to reach USD 8 billion at CAGR 29% through the forecast period 2023.

OpenStack Service Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023, Market Research Future, June 2018

 


Enterprises Choose OpenStack

OpenStack's rise as a credible cloud platform broadens open source's scope to cloud infrastructure orchestration, configuration, and management and plays a large role in enterprise cloud strategies….OpenStack interoperability has become a requirement for cloud management software.
Although OpenStack was originally conceived primarily for service providers, enterprise interest/demand has emerged as a main driver of the open source cloud project. The crossover and convergence of enterprise and service-provider customers offers OpenStack vendors an opportunity to serve both...Enterprises, service providers and their customers generally associate open source software (and thus OpenStack) with greater flexibility, cost savings and the ability to avoid vendor lock-in…
Nearly 70% of the organizations feel that OpenStack is vital to their cloud strategy to develop their existing KPI (key performance indicator). The increase in the demand for cloud-based solutions and services are driving the OpenStack service market globally.

Enterprises Embrace the Power of OpenStack and Open Source

...enterprise interest in open source doesn't stop at OpenStack. I&O teams at enterprises are embracing open source developer platforms, containers, and surrounding open source projects. Comcast hosts its X1 video service and Comcast Elastic Cloud platform on OpenStack, supporting millions of simultaneous users. And 1,500 Comcast developers work on a Cloud Foundry-based platform, employing a mix of supporting proprietary and open source solutions.Allstate, Bosch, BNY, Capital One, ExpressScripts, Ford, Gap, Honeywell, JP Morgan, Kroger, and Wells Fargo power hundreds of developers via open source platforms. Over 50% of the Fortune 100 use OpenStack.

Evolving OpenStack Foundation Is Right On Track

There were more than 30 open source projects represented by Vancouver Summit sessions in May. This Summit recap highlights the operators who are integrating open infrastructure in production and latest announcements from the OpenStack Foundation and its ecosystem.

The Vancouver Summit also showed that, in the six months since Sydney, considerable momentum had been achieved with the OpenStack community’s focus on the use cases where individual open source technologies are collectively applied, including containers, edge environments, and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).
"OpenStack Vancouver: Deepening Open Source Cooperation and Support for Emerging Technologies," Chris Drake, Global Data, June 2018

APAC OpenStack Market Is Thriving

Examples of China UnionPay, China Mobile and China Railway leveraging OpenStack as a technology foundation to scale and transform their IT operations and, ultimately, achieve business outcomes have given the broader Chinese user community greater impetus to get a piece of the action….With business organizations taking a collaborative approach and working with OpenStack vendors to advance their cloud transformation strategies, we see a thriving marketplace in China's OpenStack landscape.

See what analysts were saying at OpenStack Summits in 2017