A survey by Appistry and CloudCamp shows that respondents chose Amazon.com and its Amazon Web Services over Google by a margin of nearly two to one as the company expected to have the largest impact on cloud computing. Security, reliability and scalability emerged as the top three challenges to greater adoption of cloud computing.
in a survey as the company cloud watchers expect to
play the largest role in the future of cloud computing.
findings from the first of a series of surveys the two organizations are
conducting among CloudCamp participants. For the first Appistry/CloudCamp "Inside
the Cloud" survey,
(PDF) conducted at CloudCamp Silicon Valley in September,
Amazon.com was chosen over Google by a nearly two-to-one margin, 62 percent to
33 percent, as the company expected to have the largest impact on cloud
Sixty-six percent of the survey's respondents said they expect current
market conditions to provide fertile ground for cloud computing and expect to
see an increase in cloud projects. However, 15 percent predicted that projects
Security, reliability and scalability were perceived as the top three
challenges to greater adoption of cloud computing, according to the survey. And
infrastructure and applications-39 percent and 30 percent, respectively-were
cited as the areas where the most innovation in cloud computing is happening.
In addition, respondents ranked cost reduction and increased scalability as
the top business drivers for their company's or customers' adoption of cloud
"Amazon has been one of the most aggressive cloud infrastructure
providers and the survey findings indicate that people believe it will continue
to drive the market," said Sam Charrington, CloudCamp co-organizer and
vice president of product management and marketing for Appistry. "It not
only received twice as many votes as Google, but the combined percentages of
Google, Microsoft and IBM couldn't equal the
Regarding the survey participants, 62 percent represented cloud providers,
24 percent represented cloud consultants and 20 percent indicated that their
companies are considering cloud computing technology.
Kevin Haar highlighted the study on Nov. 19 as part of a presentation on "Cloud
Computing and the Data Center of the Future" at Sys-Con's Cloud Computing Expo
in Santa Jose, Calif. Appistry co-founder and Chief Strategist Bob Lozano
discussed "The New Meaning of Application Virtualization: Cloud-Enabling
Applications" on Nov. 20 at the Sys-Con conference.