VMTurbo Survey Finds 49% of Active Users Have More Than 25% of Production Environment Deployed in OpenStack

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – VMTurbo, the only demand-driven control platform for the software-defined data center, today announced additional results of a survey on OpenStack with over 1,200 respondents, providing insight into industry interest in and adoption of the open-source cloud computing software. VMTurbo’s survey results reveal increasing interest in investigating and deploying OpenStack as a private cloud infrastructure, despite perceived challenges of implementation.

“As we saw at the OpenStack Summit, OpenStack is alive and well, particularly among a growing Enterprise consumer base. It has evolved exponentially as an ecosystem and a community over the past five years,” said Eric Wright. “Our survey results validate industry sentiment that OpenStack momentum is accelerating. The idea that it’s not ready or too far in the future has been proven to no longer be the case. OpenStack is becoming pervasive in what enterprises do because of the flexibility, agility and speed it enables, and the business problems that an OpenStack cloud infrastructure can solve.”

Survey Findings:

IT strategy is nearly synonymous with business strategy, and companies expect to control their IT destiny. IT professionals are increasingly deploying OpenStack in both production and non-production environments, building the cloud and virtual environment that fits their needs.

  • OpenStack adoption is already happening: 32% of respondents investigating OpenStack are running it in a non-production virtual environment, with 12% running it in a production virtual environment
  • 49% of active respondents have more than 25% of their production environment deployed in OpenStack
  • 65% of active respondents expect to have more of their production environment running in OpenStack in the next 6-12 months

Fielded March-April 2015, the survey yielded responses from 1,284 IT practitioners, managers and directors in the U.S. and abroad.

For the complete survey results and methodology, download VMTurbo’s latest E-book: Investigating OpenStack.

Survey Methodology

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. Full survey results will be available at the VMTurbo GitHub page.

About VMTurbo

VMTurbo’s Demand-Driven Control platform enables customers to manage cloud and enterprise virtualization environments including OpenStack to assure application performance while maximizing resource utilization. VMTurbo’s patented decision-engine technology dynamically analyzes demand from applications, containers, network and VDI and adjusts configuration, resource allocation and workload placement to meet service levels and business goals. With this unique understanding into the dynamic interaction of demand and supply, VMTurbo is the only technology capable of closing the loop in IT operations by automating the decision-making process to maintain an environment in a healthy state.

The VMTurbo platform first launched in August 2010 and now has more than 30,000 users, including many of the world’s leading money center banks, financial institutions, social and e-commerce sites, carriers and service providers. Using VMTurbo, our customers, including JP Morgan Chase, Salesforce.com and Thomson Reuters, ensure that applications get the resources they need to operate reliably, while utilizing their most valuable infrastructure and human resources most efficiently.

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