1Open Stack Cloud Goes Global to Draw in Developers, Technologies
by Sean Michael Kerner
2The OpenStack Foundation Has Members Around the World
While the U.S is a key hotspot for OpenStack Foundation members, Europe is also well-represented.
3China 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.
4OpenStack Isn’t Just for Proof of Concept
OpenStack cloud deployments are global with known deployments in more than 200 cities around the world.
5Web 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.
6Ubuntu 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.
7OpenStack 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).
8Puppet 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.
9Storage Choices for OpenStack Are Diverse
Unlike the hypervisor choice, no one storage option holds the majority share for deployments.
10Open 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.
11OpenStack 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.