Talligent Survey Points to More OpenStack Adoption, but Security is an Issue

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 09, 2016

Talligent, which focuses on cost and capacity management solutions for OpenStack and hybrid clouds, has announced the results of its inaugural ‘2016 State of OpenStack Report,’ an independent survey focused on identifying the key use cases, barriers and what’s driving OpenStack adoption.

Survey results were commissioned by Talligent through media firms CloudCow and VMblog, and the State of OpenStack Report surveyed 647 virtualization and cloud IT leaders from across the globe. The most notable finding was about shifts from evaluation of OpenStack to concrete usage: Respondents stated they expect use of OpenStack to quickly expand beyond development environments, with lab growth moving from 43 percent to 89 percent and QA/Test to grow from 47 percent to 91 percent, both within the next 12 months.

Here are a few more of the top findings:

What initiatives and requirements are driving adoption of OpenStack?

61% of survey respondents are adopting OpenStack to combat the expense of public cloud alternatives.

What are the most frequently identified challenges to OpenStack adoption?

Security model (26%) and lack of Operational tools (23%) were the top challenges facing OpenStack.

How are companies expecting to incorporate private cloud into their IT plans?

Private clouds will not be replaced by public clouds so soon, as 54% of respondents still expect their cloud use to be ALL or mostly private 5 years from now.

 It is notable that IT leaders are still characterizing security as one of the top barriers to OpenStack adoption. We've been covering the proliferation of security tools for use with OpenStack.

“These survey findings are another positive indication that OpenStack is continuing to grow as a preferred method of building private and hybrid clouds for businesses of all sizes,” said Sanjay Mishra, founder and CEO of Talligent. “With the lack of operational tools and the issue of managing the cost structure being cited as two of the top challenges facing OpenStack adoption, we are excited that Talligent’s Openbook is uniquely positioned to address the needs of cloud subscribers with an easy to deploy solution that provides clear visibility of cloud costs, assigned and consumed resources, and utilization.”

For complete survey results, download the 2016 State of OpenStack Report.