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.
2OpenStack 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.
3Majority 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.
4Not 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.
5Container 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.
6Users Moving to Newer OpenStack Releases
A key trend found from the OpenStack User Survey is that users are migrating to more recent platform releases.
7Kubernetes 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.
8Organizations Choose OpenStack to Save Money
Seventy-two percent of OpenStack User Survey respondents identified saving money as the top business driver for OpenStack adoption.
9Organizations 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.