OpenStack adoption, deployments across industries and regions, surge as enterprises increasingly favor multi-cloud strategies, according to OpenStack Foundation’s tenth User Survey which was released recently at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney.
Nearly 1,000 unique OpenStack deployments were completed in 2017, a 95 percent increase compared to 2016. Nearly half (48 percent) of the survey respondents reported that users of their OpenStack deployment also interact with another cloud, demonstrating the multi-cloud trend.
In the OpenStack User Survey, production usage of Ironic bare metal services saw significant growth - increasing from 9 percent to 20 percent since the last report six months ago. This increase is especially notable, as more users such as eBay and Commonwealth Bank are running container orchestration frameworks on OpenStack bare metal.
Nearly half of all deployments reported using a PaaS or CaaS tool to manage applications on top of their OpenStack clouds, and Kubernetes remains the top application framework on OpenStack.
Likewise, Heavy Reading’s survey reports that engagement with OpenStack is on the rise, with 84 percent of CSPs saying they are actively engaged with or following the project, up from 74 percent from last year, and the percent contributing directly to the project grew from 17 percent to 21 percent. CSPs who are already implementing their NFV and cloud strategies are even more positive, with 96 percent and 85 percent respectively saying it is essential or important.
OpenStack User Survey participation grew significantly in Asia, and particularly in China, which comprised 17 percent of overall respondents in 2017 as compared to 5 percent in 2016.