Bad News for Cloud Computing: OpenStack Use Plummets and Discounts Dry Up
The use of OpenStack plummeted among enterprises, dropping from 31% in 2021 to 16% in 2022 according to Flexera’s 2022 State of the Cloud report.
Bare metal and Google Anthos also fell as ways companies use private clouds. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Azure Stack and Systems Center, and Amazon Web Services‘ Outposts have maintained strong positions among companies that run hybrid and multicloud architectures.
Use of multicloud architecture for disaster recovery jumped from 34% to 44%. For other reasons, multicloud may be falling out of favor. In fact, adoption of all four types of multicloud tools the survey fell, with multicloud cost management tools notably going from 42% to 25%.
If customers were using these tools, maybe they wouldn’t be less likely to take advantage of discount pricing as compared to two years ago. In 2021, 52% of AWS customers got a discount on AWS reserved instances, now only 36% do. In 2021, 48% of Google Cloud customers negotiated an ad hoc discount; in 2022, only 10%.