The momentum of the open source cloud infrastructure software OpenStack remains strong. Together with the continuous improvement of the technology (current release: Icehouse), the adoption by enterprise customers is characterized by very healthy growth rates. This is clear from the worldwide growth of the OpenStack projects. Although the number of new projects in Q3 went up by only 30 percent as compared to Q2, which exhibited an impressive 60 percent growth over Q1, the appeal is still unabated.
Here, on-premise private clouds are by far the preferred deployment model. In Q2 2014, the OpenStack Foundation counted 85 private cloud installations worldwide. In Q3, the number already grew to 114. By comparison, the number of worldwide OpenStack public clouds grew by a mere 7 percent, falling steeply from the 70 percent jump just a quarter before. With 57 percent, hybrid cloud projects reveal the biggest growth. For the next 12 months, Crisp Research expects a 25 percent growth for OpenStack based enterprise private clouds.
* The numbers base on the official statistics of the OpenStack Foundation.