OpenStack Summit Barcelona Keynotes Feature Users Across Diverse Industries Running OpenStack at Scale for Production Workloads
BARCELONA, Spain, October 25, 2016—OPENSTACK SUMMIT—OpenStack® deployments are getting bigger. Users are diversifying across industries. Enterprises report using the open source cloud software to support workloads that are critical to their businesses.
These are among the findings in a recent study by 451 Research regarding OpenStack adoption among enterprise private cloud users. About 72 percent of OpenStack-based clouds are between 1,000 and 10,000 cores and three fourths choose OpenStack to increase operational efficiency and app deployment speed. The study was commissioned by the OpenStack Foundation.
The data were previewed at the OpenStack Summit Barcelona, alongside a diverse set of users speaking directly about their experience, including Banco Santander, BBVA, CERN, China Mobile, Comcast, Constant Contact, Crowdstar, Deutsche Telekom, Folksam, Sky UK, Snapdeal, Swisscom, Telefonica, Verizon, Volkswagen, Walmart and many more.
**Find many of these user stories spanning workloads, organization size and geography at the OpenStack User Stories page.**
Key findings from the 451 Research include:
“Our research in aggregate indicates enterprises globally are moving beyond using OpenStack for science projects and basic test and development to workloads that impact the bottom line,” said Al Sadowski, research vice president with 451 Research. “This is supported by our OpenStack Market Monitor which projects an overall market size of over $5 billion in 2020 with APAC, namely China, leading the way in terms of growth.”
“Our keynotes this morning highlighted enterprises doing work that matters with OpenStack,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “The research gives an unbiased look into the plans of enterprises using private cloud, and they’re telling us that OpenStack is not merely an interesting technology, but it’s a cornerstone technology. Companies are using OpenStack to do work that matters to their businesses, and they’re using it to support their journey to a changing landscape in which rapid development and deployment of software is the primary means of competitive advantage.”
New Enterprise User Case Studies Available Online
Members of the OpenStack community have joined forces to take advantage of the momentum in enterprise adoption. The collaborative effort, dubbed “The World Runs on OpenStack,” was launched at the OpenStack Summit Barcelona, using the social media hashtag #RunsOnOpenStack. The cornerstone of the campaign is a collection of OpenStack enterprise user success stories that feature many industries, workloads and organizations using the software around the world.
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(1) Study examined enterprise use in organizations of more than 500 employees.
(2) From “Voice of the Enterprise—SDI,” 451 Research.
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