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Ubuntu OpenStack growth confirmed by latest OpenStack User Survey

Canonical

on 12 April 2016

The most recent OpenStack user survey has gone live. In it we see tremendous growth for Ubuntu OpenStack in production clouds. We’re super excited about the support the community continues to show for Ubuntu. Here at Canonical we get to work with the world’s largest production OpenStack clouds, from telco to big data and pure IaaS clouds, Ubuntu OpenStack is everywhere. For that, we are thankful to the incredible open source community.

Ubuntu OpenStack continues to dominate​ the majority of deployments with 55% of production OpenStack clouds. The last survey showed Ubuntu OpenStack at 33% of production clouds – that’s almost 67% growth in an area where Ubuntu was already the market leader! These numbers are a huge testament to the community support Ubuntu OpenStack receives every day. We couldn’t be more proud of how the open source and OpenStack community have made the Ubuntu family part of their own.

Up 2% from the previous survey, 36% of users are now installing unmodified OpenStack packages from the distribution vendor. I imagine for Ubuntu OpenStack clouds that number is even larger. That’s because Ubuntu users know they have the latest, most stable version of OpenStack already available to them. There’s no lag in package releases, and there’s confidence in the community and Canonical to support them. It also helps standardize the cloud deployments, driving better economics, which brings us to another great point.

Juju, our application modeling and deployment tool, is also picking up traction as an OpenStack installer. OpenStack installations can be tricky, they can be complex; but with Juju, they become easier with an almost building blocks like approach.

Since the last user survey, Juju has increased its market share as a cloud deployment/management tool by 50% – validation of the momentum we’re seeing everyday with our customers and community members. Juju’s best practices and application intelligence are built into each cloud service you build. Repeatable, standard results build cloud economics that work. If you haven’t tried installing OpenStack with Juju, you should check it out.

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