Survey Reveals Increasing Interest in OpenStack
May 19, 2015

Eric Senunas
Turbonomic

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A VMTurbo survey on OpenStack with more than 1,200 respondents reveals increasing interest in investigating and deploying OpenStack as a private cloud infrastructure, despite recent press coverage and perceived challenges of implementation.

“OpenStack has been the topic of major debate in recent months, with some even claiming it’s on its way out,” said Charles Crouchman, CTO of VMTurbo. “Our survey results make it clear this is not the case, in fact OpenStack is very much alive and being investigated and adopted at a higher rate than ever before. As customers desire flexibility of choice above all, alternatives to traditional cloud computing platforms such as OpenStack will continue to make inroads.”

Survey Findings:

IT professionals desire freedom of choice and to avoid “vendor lock in.” OpenStack is seen as the most viable alternative to traditional cloud computing methods.

■ 45% of respondents are interested in OpenStack for future deployment

■ Of those investigating OpenStack for future deployment, 46% plan to deploy in the next 12 months, and 34% plan to deploy in the next 24 months

■ While deployment requires a degree of skill, respondents who currently leverage OpenStack are finding that “benefits outweigh the challenges” and see the value of the software in their businesses

VMTurbo will be exhibiting at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia at booth T12. Eric Wright, Principal Solutions Engineer at VMTurbo, will be leading a session titled “Couch to OpenStack,” providing a launchpad for newcomers to advance their OpenStack knowledge using all available resources. The OpenStack Summit is taking place from

VMTurbo’s OpenStack survey garnered responses from 1,284 information technology professionals between March 31 and April 7, 2015. The surveyed respondents came from across the Enterprise IT and data center landscape from many different industries, representing organizations spanning SMB to large enterprise, and with various roles and responsibilities in those organizations.

Eric Senunas is VP of Marketing at VMTurbo.

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