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
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.
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