First of all, the good news: following some dogged persistence, the topic of the Cloud has now caught on in most European countries. Almost half of all businesses now use Cloud services. In this respect, however, the big three – i.e. Microsoft, Google and AWS – dominate the Cloud business in Europe. Many businesses now consider OpenStack to be an option – although right now, deciding to use it is something of a bet on the future.
Considering the findings of the study, it is clear that only half of European decisionmakers in the area of IT are familiar with the term OpenStack. This means that further clarification work appears necessary in the market in order to anchor the topic in the awareness of those responsible more deeply. OpenStack’s baptism of fire is now over, and it can point to major customers such as CERN, Disney, Time Warner Cable and Walmart.