OpenStack Foundation Delivers User Survey Findings

Last week was OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong, and there were enough big headlines to suggest that OpenStack is going to remain one of the biggest technology stories going as we enter 2014. Canonical announced that it will meld OpenStack with Cloud Foundry within Ubuntu, and Red Hat made a series of announcements furthering its commitment to the cloud platform. In conjunction with the Summit, the OpenStack Foundation has released the results of a broad users survey it did, with an accompanying infographic.  You might be surprised at what users are doing with OpenStack. Within the OpenStack ecosystem, users go with Ubuntu 55 percent of the time as their host operating system, according to the foundation’s survey, a surprising statistic that Matt Asay discusses in a new post.  Many people don’t realize how married Ubuntu and OpenStack already are to each other, and Canonical made clear last week that they’re going to become even more closely integrated. Canonical has already tied Ubuntu’s development cycle to OpenStack’s. The foundation’s survey generated 822 responses and involved 387 OpenStack cloud deployments across 56 countries.  A few key highlights from the findings: More than half of the clouds were already running Grizzly or

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