OpenStack Foundation Survey Shows Deployments Fully Underway

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 14, 2016

Results from the seventh OpenStack Foundation user survey are out, and they paint a picture of a powerful cloud platform that has squarely moved from the evaluation stage at many enterprises to deployment stage. Sixty-five percent of OpenStack deployments are now in production, 33 percent more than a year ago, according to the findings. And 97 percent of community members said that “standardizing on the same open platform and APIs that power a global network of public and private clouds” was one of their top five considerations in choosing OpenStack.

Here are more findings, including metrics on the popularity of container technology in conjunction with OpenStack.

Survey responses were gathered from more than 1,600 users representing 1,111 organizations over a three-week period. The full User Survey report is available here.

Among key findings:

Users are aligning around OpenStack as it becomes the de facto open source enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) API.

Container technology continues to be a major interest for the OpenStack community, earning the most interest among emerging technologies, with 70 percent of respondents reporting interest in containers as a part of their OpenStack projects.

Though there were few shakeups in deployment decisions, the use of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and container orchestration tools saw significant changes among the leading technology choices, with Kubernetes leading.

Deployments are rapidly adopting the two most recent releases of OpenStack at the time of the survey, Kilo and Liberty.

Organizations of all sizes use OpenStack. Forty three percent of respondents reported working in organizations of fewer than 1,000 people.

Findings from the User Survey will be discussed during a session at the OpenStack Summit Austin, April 25-29.