In the public cloud world, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure may be the most commonly known providers.
Mark Collier, chief operating officer of the OpenStack Foundation, however, is getting the message out that OpenStack is a growing player in the public cloud market too. Collier delivered his message about the current state of OpenStack public cloud deployments at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney, Australia.
“It’s no secret that OpenStack is the de facto standard for private clouds, but a lot of people don’t realize just how big the footprint is for public clouds powered by OpenStack,” he said.
A lot of people have “written off” OpenStack as a player in the public cloud space, Collier said, but the simple fact is that when all the different OpenStack public providers are combined, the footprint is large.
“There are over 60 different data centers for public cloud powered by OpenStack around the world,” he said.
OpenStack public cloud deployments in 2017 have grown at a quick pace, with vendors adding multiple new regions. Among the operators that have added new OpenStack public cloud regions so far in 2017 are Telefonica, OVH, vScaler and City Network.