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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 23:32

Three-quarters of enterprises are planning to adopt OpenStack

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More businesses are looking to adopt OpenStack for its reduced time to deployment, reduced IT operational costs and a more responsive infrastructure

A survey of IT decision makers and professionals from around the world, commissioned by Red Hat found that the majority of respondents (75%) are planning to use OpenStack for cloud initiatives.

The OpenStack enterprise adoption surveyfound respondents in varying stages of deployment, ranging from learning and evaluation (40%) and proof of concept / pilots (40%) to preparing for deployment (18%) and in production (16%).

The split between those planning on using OpenStack for new applications and those planning on porting old applications to OpenStack was quite even with 59% planning to use, OpenStack for new workloads optimised for cloud environments, and  52% of respondents using or planning to use OpenStack for existing virtualised workloads.

Drilling down into the survey results show that deployment plans for OpenStack workloads varied widely traditional enterprise virtualisation (35%); physical servers (30%); other private / Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds (22%); and public clouds (18%).

While plans are afoot to start using OpenStack many businesses are anticipating problems in adopting OpenStack due to a lack of skills. Forty-five (45%) of respondents cite lack of internal IT skills as the biggest barrier to OpenStack adoption. Other top barriers include: OpenStack’s maturity (43%); lack of alignment with current application architectures (22%); and poor alignment among internal organizations (21%).

Enterprise users are looking to address these concerns with offerings and support from commercial OpenStack providers. According to survey respondents, production-level technical support (82%) is the most important aspect of commercial OpenStack offerings, followed by simplified installation process (78%); the ability to move workloads between providers and platforms (75%); and support for complementary open source cloud management, operating system, and development tools (72%).

When choosing which type of OpenStack to choose more than half adopted (54%) plan to use OpenStack with a PaaS, while 42% indicate that they plan to use containers within their OpenStack environments. KVM is the hypervisor of choice for OpenStack, with 75% of respondents indicating that they are using, or planning to use it, in OpenStack deployments. Sixty-four (64%) of survey respondents selected VMware vSphere ESXi, while 18% selected Microsoft Hyper-V, and 13% chose Xen.

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