Ubuntu 2013 Server and Cloud Survey: How Use of the Cloud is Changing


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In our annual Server and Cloud Survey we asked more than 5,800 Ubuntu users from six continents to share their experience of using Ubuntu server and cloud, as well as general cloud usage patterns and preferences. The 2013 results revealed some interesting themes around cloud adoption, deployments and market opportunities. Overall, the research showed that today there is a greater level of trust in cloud environments. This is leading to more deployments of mission-critical workloads to the cloud - a positive trend for increasing adoption rates. Results showed that private clouds are the choice for the majority of enterprises, however many are still evaluating how to effectively orchestrate services, which presents a big market opportunity for vendors.

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Ubuntu 2013 Server and Cloud Survey: How Use of the Cloud is Changing

  1. 1. Server and Cloud Survey 2013
  2. 2. Worldwide cloud market is projected to be worth $131 billion this year and is continuing to grow exponentially
  3. 3. Most everyone agrees the cloud market is growing, but often the exact adoption hurdles and usage plans remain ambiguous. Our latest server and cloud survey aimed to bring those issues into focus by asking more than 5,800 Ubuntu users how they currently use the cloud, their plans for future cloud adoption, and current challenges they face. Among many interesting findings, three major themes emerged: o More mission critical workloads are being deployed in the cloud o Ubuntu is the OpenStack private cloud deployment of choice o There is a growing need and market opportunity for cloud orchestration tools This presentation lays out the main findings that create these three themes.
  4. 4. Theme 1 More mission-critical workloads are being deployed in the cloud
  5. 5. What do you use cloud infrastructure for? 60.6% 53.6% 59.3% Development Extra server capacity Deployment
  6. 6. What types of workloads do you have deployed on the cloud? 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0%
  7. 7. Over the next 12 months, do you expect to see a significant growth in the use of cloud services within your organisation? 55.0% 22.4% 22.6% Yes No Undecided
  8. 8. Trust in the cloud is increasing 55 percent consider cloud environments ready for mission-critical workloads–up from 22% in 2012 • 64 percent of respondents are already deploying, or plan to deploy workloads to the cloud
  9. 9. Theme 2 Ubuntu is the OpenStack private cloud deployment of choice
  10. 10. What type of cloud infrastructure are you currently using? • Enterprises prefer private clouds 27.2% 41.4% 15.5% Public Private Hybrid
  11. 11. Projections over the next year show private infrastructure leading the charge at 52 percent. 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% Public Private Hybrid None
  12. 12. If you have built a private cloud, what infrastructure did you use? 42.3% 30.0% 14.1% 6.1% 4.5% 3.1% Openstack VMWare vCloud Other (please specify) Cloudstack Eucalyptus Piston
  13. 13. Most OpenStack clouds run on Ubuntu
  14. 14. Do you plan to deploy additional Ubuntu based servers in the future? • 75 percent have near-term plans to deploy more Ubuntu servers • 70 percent consider Ubuntu a viable platform for their cloud-based deployments 75.4% 4.9% 19.7% Yes No Undecided
  15. 15. Theme 3 There is a large need and market opportunity for Cloud management tools
  16. 16. Please rate the importance of the following functionalities in a cloud environment: 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 Hybrid cloud (aka 'cloud bursting') Configuration Management Image Lifecycle Management Power Management Not important Somewhat important Important Very important
  17. 17. For your organisation, please rate the importance of the following support services (1: not important, 5: very important): 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Technical Support Systems Management Knowledge Base Legal Assurance (IP indemnification etc.) Premium Service Engineer (Technical Account Manager) 1 2 3 4 5
  18. 18. In the course of one year since Juju launched, it has gained 15-20% of the market. 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 35.0% 40.0% 45.0% 50.0% None Puppet Juju Chef Other (please specify) CFEngine
  19. 19. For more information on the 2013 survey Visit http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/critical-workloads-private-deployments- and-market-opportunities-abound-in-the-cloud/. canonical.com ubuntu.com