OpenStack Adoption and Revenues on the Rise

1 - OpenStack Adoption and Revenues on the Rise
2 - OpenStack Revenues Growing to $5.7B by 2020
3 - Majority of OpenStack Clouds Are Now in Production
4 - Not All OpenStack Projects Are Equally Deployed
5 - Container Interest Is High
6 - Users Moving to Newer OpenStack Releases
7 - Kubernetes Interest on the Rise
8 - Organizations Choose OpenStack to Save Money
9 - Organizations of All Sizes Are Deploying OpenStack
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OpenStack Adoption and Revenues on the Rise

A pair of new studies detail OpenStack adoption and usage trends, and it's clear that OpenStack is becoming more and more popular with organizations.

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OpenStack Revenues Growing to $5.7B by 2020

According to the 451 Group, from 2015 through 2020 OpenStack revenues will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent, with 2020 revenue coming in at $5.7 billion.

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Majority of OpenStack Clouds Are Now in Production

When the first OpenStack User Survey came out in November 2013, only 32 percent of OpenStack clouds were in production or full operational use. Now in October 2016, 71 percent of clouds are in production or full operational use.

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Not All OpenStack Projects Are Equally Deployed

OpenStack as a platform is made up of multiple projects, which are all adopted at different rates. The core projects, including the Nova compute, Keystone identity and Horizon dashboard projects, are almost universally installed as part OpenStack platform deployments.

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Container Interest Is High

Looking outside of the core OpenStack project, the user survey found that the Magnum container project is among the top projects that users are considering adopting.

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Users Moving to Newer OpenStack Releases

A key trend found from the OpenStack User Survey is that users are migrating to more recent platform releases.

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Kubernetes Interest on the Rise

When looking at platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tools, 54 percent of OpenStack users are interested in Kubernetes, outpacing interest in CloudFoundry.

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Organizations Choose OpenStack to Save Money

Seventy-two percent of OpenStack User Survey respondents identified saving money as the top business driver for OpenStack adoption.

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Organizations of All Sizes Are Deploying OpenStack

According to a 451 Group study, commissioned by the OpenStack Foundation, organizations of all sizes are deploying OpenStack. OpenStack Foundation Chief Operating Officer Mark Collier noted in his Oct. 25 OpenStack Summit keynote that while Walmart, the world's largest company, is an OpenStack user, so too are organizations that are significantly smaller than Walmart.

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