back to article OpenStack thriving, survey says, but growth comes from a few big users

OpenStack is "alive and well", according to the Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF), claiming deployments grew 60 percent this year compared with 2021. However, much of the growth appears to come from a small number of existing users, many of which are telcos. The open-source cloud framework has now delivered an alphabet's …

  1. VoiceOfTruth

    OpenStack is complex

    -> versions of public cloud stacks that require less effort to manage

    Exactly. We looked at OpenStack. We had a small test setup running to dip our toes, to see what it is like. The obstacle, call it the "problem" if you like, is you need people who either know OpenStack already, or are prepared to put in the time to learn it. There's nothing wrong with that, but it is a significant commitment right at the start. It is not just another bunch of servers running something which is already well understood.

    I'm not surprised that the growth is in the big companies that can afford (the time rather than just the money) to dedicate people to OpenStack.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    IBM also forcing it

    IBM are also forcing it on customers, for example the latest versions of Maximo only run on Openshift, companies I've seen are running Openshift on top of other hyper-visors/cloud stacks (e.g VMware VCF)

    1. jimt2

      Re: IBM also forcing it

      OpenStack and OpenShift are different things:

      https://cloud.redhat.com/blog/red-hat-openshift-or-red-hat-openstack-platform-when-to-use-what-and-why

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