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Research firm 451 recently did a survey of over 320 organizations in the United States and Europe. They surveyed the adoption and use of cloud services for their company. Overall it looks like cloud solutions will be adopted more and more. We have some of the numbers for you to see what companies think about the cloud. You can read more about it on VmWare’s website. Click Here.

Here are the general numbers

70% rely on multiple clouds to meet different enterprise requirements

10% are deploying true hybrid architectures (single applications spanning multiple clouds)

52% indicate security concerns as key challenges in cloud adoption

Cloud Service Adoption numbers

68% expect to be in cloud within two years

62% indicated they are using on-premises private cloud today

56% are using a hosted private cloud

Application Deployment numbers

On-premises private cloud is the most popular solution for hosting applications for data and analytics, IT infrastructure, workloads such as storage, and security workloads. It means people like their own private cloud for essential business applications. Here are those numbers

44% select hosted private cloud as a destination for workloads and data

70% migrated applications or data that were primarily part of a public cloud environment to a private cloud

Challenges Supporting Cloud Business numbers

The challenges around cloud are primarily people and business related. It does not tend to be technology related. These are the top three concerns about the cloud.

52% security policies

47% organizational budget

40% regulation/compliance

Top Drivers for Cloud Projects

These are the top three reason organization move to the cloud.

40% improve availability and reliability

37% increase agility

33% scalability for peak demand when needed

Cloud Deployment numbers

These numbers reflect the number of organizations that will use one cloud or expect to use multiple clouds. Multiple clouds are referred to as Hybrid clouds. Hybrid cloud deployments enable smooth transitions, address concerns around security, and preserve skillsets and investments in legacy infrastructure.

Types of Hybrid clouds

Most common hybrid cloud is a combination of on-premises private cloud with public cloud

Second most common is hosted or virtual private cloud with public cloud

32% expect to use multiple clouds with little to no interoperability

30% of enterprises will focus on a single

28% expect to be able to migrate workloads among multiple clouds over the next two years

10% expect to have individual applications that are built to span multiple clouds- true hybrid cloud.

For more information, you can check out VMware’s blog post. Click Here

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