OpenStack enterprise users: Nine businesses using the open-source cloud platform

OpenStack is gaining in popularity, here are some of the large organisations using the cloud management software


UPDATE: Here at the Openstack conference in Austin, Texas, it’s clear that not only is the open-source cloud platform more ready than ever for the enterprise, we’re also seeing a lot of deployments.

In fact, half of the Fortune 100 is now running Openstack. 65 percent of deployments are in production – and that’s a 33 percent increase from a year ago.

Read on to see a selection of who’s running Openstack and why…  

Five years since NASA and Rackspace created the OpenStack cloud management platform, the number of enterprise users is continuing to grow.

Many of those setting up OpenStack clouds in their data centres are still larger businesses, but there are examples of its use in a variety of sectors – from large banks to retailers and automotive firms. Even some public sector organisations are using OpenStack-based services, attracted by the promise of no lock-in.

And the announcement of Volkswagen as a customer today is yet another step in this direction. Read next: Volkswagen picks OpenStack private cloud

Will OpenStack be the dominant private cloud platform long term? The jury may still be out, but there is plenty of evidence that the software is becoming easier to manage for enterprise-sized businesses that are not running hyperscale data centres, while access to skills is improving. Read next: OpenStack Foundation addresses skills shortage with cloud admin certification

ComputerworldUK takes a looks at some of the organisations at the forefront of OpenStack’s push into the mainstream....