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OpenStack's Global Reach

The open source cloud computing platform is growing in popularity around the world.


At the OpenStack Cloud Summit in Hong Kong, OpenStack Foundation Executive Director Jonathan Bryce shared some facts and statistics about the cloud computing platform's global reach. Key takeaways included the following:

  • While the U.S. is still the leading location for OpenStack developers, Europe and China are also important.
  • OpenStack clouds are deployed in more than 200 cities around the world.
  • Web Services are the top application workload for OpenStack clouds.
  • 55% of OpenStack clouds run on Ubuntu.
  • 62% of OpenStack clouds use the KVM hypervisor.
  • 60% of OpenStack deployments are private, on-premise cloud computing environments.

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