69% are using the cloud, of which 43% report they are using an open-source cloud.
OpenStack has a 69% adoption rate. Almost half (48%) of those not currently using open-source cloud software plan to do so in the future.
The key reasons for open-source cloud adoption include flexibility (70.5%), no vendor lock-in (66.1%), savings (66.1%), and open standards and APIs (59.8%).
The top three benefits of open-source cloud are lower cost of ownership (75%), agility (74%) and faster time-to-value for applications (54%).
Security (42%), lack of in-house specialized skills (39%), lack of support (36%), and maturity (28%) are major concerns for the 57% of respondents who prefer proprietary cloud software.
77% said they are satisfied with the cloud while only 5% expressed dissatisfaction. That leaves another 18% who are unsure at this point.
A little over a third (36.4%) will go with a best-of-breed approach while 32.7% said they will rely on converged systems involving multiple vendors. Only 13.6% will go with a single vendor platform, and 17.3% said they will use what they have available in-house.
45% said they will rely on a hybrid model while 44% said they will have a private cloud only model. Only 11% said they would have public cloud only.
79% report they are using multiple types of tools. Another 8% purchased a unified monitoring tool, while 13% chose to write their own.
VMware continues to dominate, with 76% saying they use hypervisors. But Microsoft is already up to a 29% share. KVM is used by 24% and Citrix XenServer by 21%.