Cloud Computing

Study: OpenStack in the Enterprise (DACH Market)

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.

If you are interested in the executive version of the OpenStack DACH study get in touch with me via my Crisp Research contact details.

By Rene Buest

Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.

Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.