What’s Driving Private Cloud Adoption

It’s a fact: you can’t know your customers too well.

So, at SUSE, we set out to discover the extent to which our customers and prospects—IT professionals in enterprises around the world—are adopting private clouds and their reasons for doing so. That led to sponsoring the recent study by Dynamic Markets Limited, Private Cloud Research: 2015, which reports on the ways large companies are using cloud services with a particular emphasis on private cloud and the
OpenStack Project.

The study examines opinion across seven countries from 813 senior IT professionals in companies with 250+ employees. Issues explored relate to adoption rates, drivers, future plans and the impact on corporate data, as well as on an IT professional’s career. The findings show that private cloud is nearly ubiquitous in large companies now, and it is the most popular cloud type for mission-critical applications. However, attempts to implement OpenStack private cloud have not been without their difficulties, yet companies remain determined to succeed.