Dec 2017 - Special Study - Doc # US43318917
OpenStack Infrastructure Ecosystem: Adoption Patterns, Use Cases, and Market Outlook, Part 4 — Customer Survey Results
By: Gary ChenResearch Director, Software Defined Compute, Laura DuBois, Ashish NadkarniGroup Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Brad CasemoreResearch Vice President, Datacenter Networks
This IDC study is the fourth of a four-part special study entitled OpenStack Infrastructure Ecosystem: Adoption Patterns, Use Cases, and Market Outlook. This document includes IDC's analysis on OpenStack deployment and user challenges based on a survey of 500 OpenStack users and evaluators.
"Enterprises are using OpenStack to drive private cloud deployments and as a key component of hybrid cloud strategies. However, there are still significant complexity and operational issues that especially plague the less advanced customers. Service providers leverage open source and OpenStack to build their services, and they fare better than enterprises in managing the complexity of OpenStack, but they tend to be more demanding technically in terms of requirements and scale. The service provider demand for OpenStack is quite strong, but enterprise demand has slowed recently. However, enterprises currently using OpenStack are growing their footprints, and a large number of enterprise OpenStack evaluators are still waiting to see how the technology evolves. OpenStack maturity has come a long way, but there is still much to be done in order to grow the accessible market." — Gary Chen, research manager, Software-Defined Compute
OpenStack Infrastructure Ecosystem: Adoption Patterns, Use Cases and Market Outlook 2016