OpenStack Finding its Moxie in the APAC Region
According to a new report titled "OpenStack Market in APAC 2015-2019" from Research and Markets, OpenStack is a phenomenon in the Asia region. The report forecasts that the Open Stack market in APAC will grow at a very healthy CAGR of 40.47% over the period 2014-2019. Many of the biggest players in the region are based in America, including Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and Mirantis.
This latest report isn't the only set of metrics pointing to OpenStack's success in Asia. The OpenStack Foundation, which promotes and advances collaboration around the cloud platform, held a sold-out conference in Tokyo late last year, at which many Asian companies revealed their reliance on OpenStack for cloud-based services.
"Hironobu Saitoh, technical evangelist of GMO Internet Group, a global internet services provider based in Tokyo, told the summit that GMO had four OpenStack-based cloud/hosting products, running on over 1,400 compute nodes, available in four global geographies and used by over 15,000 customers."
Red Hat and Mirantis have been rallying many Asian companies to embrace OpenStack. According to Red Hat SVP Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen: “In today’s rapidly changing environment, agility and flexibility are key attributes that help determine enterprise success. Enterprises must start adapting to the latest technology trends and IT solutions, especially the explosive growth of the cloud.”
Meanwhile, analysts at 451 Research, have released a report titled OpenStack Revenue Expected to Hit $3.3 Billion by 2018.
Without a doubt, widespread global adoption lies ahead for the OpenStack platform.