Open Stack Cloud Goes Global to Draw in Developers, Technologies

1 - Open Stack Cloud Goes Global to Draw in Developers, Technologies
2 - The OpenStack Foundation Has Members Around the World
3 - China Is a Key Location for OpenStack Developers
4 - OpenStack isn't Just for Proof of Concept
5 - Web Services Is the Top OpenStack Workload
6 - Ubuntu Is the Most Deployed Host OS for OpenStack
7 - OpenStack Clouds Choose From a Variety of Virtualization Options
8 - Puppet Pulls OpenStack's Deployment Strings
9 - Storage Choices for OpenStack Are Diverse
10 - Open vSwitch: Commonly Used for OpenStack Network Deployments
11 - OpenStack Is Largely Deployed for Private Clouds
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Open Stack Cloud Goes Global to Draw in Developers, Technologies

by Sean Michael Kerner

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The OpenStack Foundation Has Members Around the World

While the U.S is a key hotspot for OpenStack Foundation members, Europe is also well-represented.

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China Is a Key Location for OpenStack Developers

OpenStack Foundation members are those that are part of the organization that leads the development of the OpenStack cloud platform. In terms of developers, the map shows a somewhat different concentration, with Beijing being one of the leading locations in the world.

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OpenStack Isn't Just for Proof of Concept

OpenStack cloud deployments are global with known deployments in more than 200 cities around the world.

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Web Services Is the Top OpenStack Workload

Web services was identified by the user survey as being the top application workload, followed by the use of OpenStack for developer quality assurance testing environments.

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Ubuntu Is the Most Deployed Host OS for OpenStack

OpenStack can run on any number of different Linux distributions, though according to the user survey, Ubuntu Linux dominates with more than half of all deployments.

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OpenStack Clouds Choose From a Variety of Virtualization Options

The OpenStack Nova Compute component is a framework that enables organizations to choose the virtualization technology that is used. The vast majority (62 percent) choose Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM).

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Puppet Pulls OpenStack's Deployment Strings

When it comes to deploying OpenStack clouds, organizations also have a number of choices. The user survey found that Puppet is the top choice.

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Storage Choices for OpenStack Are Diverse

Unlike the hypervisor choice, no one storage option holds the majority share for deployments.

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Open vSwitch: Commonly Used for OpenStack Network Deployments

Choosing the networking virtualization technology that is used inside OpenStack's Neutron networking component is another choice users need to make. The Open vSwitch technology, which is part of the latest Linux kernel releases, is the top user choice.

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OpenStack Is Largely Deployed for Private Clouds

While OpenStack can be used for public cloud deployments, the vast majority of users have chosen to use the open-source cloud technology to build private clouds.

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