Cloud computing is one of the major IT trends of this decade. The Zenoss 2011 OpenStack Adoption survey was designed to collect information on the use of cloud computing, and in particular, OpenStack technologies among enterprise, service provider, government and educational users.
Over 750 IT professionals who attended the OpenStack Conference and who are members of the Zenoss open source management community shared their views on OpenStack and cloud computing technologies. The survey results were collected and analyzed during the 4th quarter of 2011.
Highlights from the survey include:
- 73% of participants are considering an OpenStack deployment.
- The biggest drivers for considering OpenStack are Cost (47%) and Avoiding Vendor Lock-In (46%).
- The adoption curve for OpenStack is steep with 40% of organizations planning to be operational within one year.
- 63% indicated that performance and availability is their biggest cloud concern.