OpenStack Foundation Says We Are At A Cloud Tipping Point

June 1, 2017 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from LifeHacker. Author: Anthony Caruana

At the opening of OpenStack Day in Melbourne, hosted by Aptira, Jonathan Bryce said we are at an important tipping point with cloud technologies. And while his comments were informed by the results of the foundation’s recent user survey, I think he’s right.

Bryce said the rise of OpenStack reflects a shift. When the platform was new, its adoption was driven by technical users. But the recent rapid growth is reflection of increased user adoption. That is, the uptake of cloud solutions has moved from technical drivers towards business drivers.

"If you look at what’s happening overall, when you have new technologies on the scene, especially open source technologies, there’s a ramp up phase where you see a community form and you see the software adoption happen after that initial ramp-up phase," said Bryce.

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