IDG Contributor Network: Reports of OpenStack’s death are greatly exaggerated

Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, opened his keynote at the OpenStack Summit with a tweet from 2013 that read, “OpenStack is as good as dead.” 

If you have been following the private cloud space, you’ve likely come across articles professing the demise of OpenStack.

But OpenStack is very much alive and experiencing explosive growth.

According to the recent OpenStack User Survey, Bryce said, OpenStack deployments have grown 44 percent year-on-year. More than half of Fortune 100 companies are running OpenStack. The stats from around the globe are even more encouraging. There are five million cores of compute power, across 80 countries, that are powered by OpenStack. What’s even more impressive is that two-thirds of all these deployments are in production.

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