OpenStack is making big headlines these days. The open source cloud management framework is no longer an infant technology only suited to proof of concepts for service providers, academic institutions and other “early users”.
Over the last 12 months OpenStack has gained serious momentum among CTOs and experienced cloud architects. But what about the typical corporate CIO? What are the key use cases, potential benefits and main challenges when it comes to implement OpenStack within a complex Enterprise-IT environment? How far have CIOs and data center managers in the DACH region pushed their evaluation and proof of concepts around the new cloud technology? Where can we find the first real world implementations of OpenStack in the German speaking market?
The given survey presents the first empirical findings and answers to the above raised questions regarding the enterprise adoption of OpenStack. In cooperation with HP Germany Crisp Research has conducted 716 interviews with CIOs from the DACH region across various industries. The interviews were collected and analyzed between July and October 2014.