Vast Majority of Enterprises Will Deploy Clouds by 2015

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-11-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An IDG report also says that 60 percent of IT managers consider it extremely or very challenging to find the right cloud package.

The evidence continues to grow that enterprises are convinced that cloud computing is a viable way forward for IT in the future.

IDG Research Services surveyed chief technology officers, chief information officers and IT managers on a global basis and reported that 75 percent of companies either currently employ enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions or plan to implement enterprise-grade cloud during the next five years.

The report, titled "Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Adoption: Trends and Purchase Requirements," can be downloaded here.

"This independent study validates the industry notion that enterprises want customizable cloud solutions that go beyond the application level and comprehensively address requirements such as security and service levels," said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer at Savvis, corporate sponsor of the research project.

The study found that IT usually identifies projects and areas that could benefit from cloud and informs the business. However, 23 percent of the 172 respondents reported that business leaders sometimes bypass IT and purchase solutions on their own.

Other findings:

  • 60 percent consider it extremely or very challenging to find the right cloud computing solution for their companies
  • 69 percent perceive cloud computing solutions as offering greater flexibility
  • 64 percent expect spending on hosted, on-demand and/or cloud-based software at their companies to increase over the next year
  • 62 percent rate security as a critical factor when evaluating cloud solutions.
Savvis, which hired IDG to do this research, provides cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises.

The company's Symphony platform includes converged cloud network options ranging from public connectivity over Savvis' Tier 1 IP network backbone to secure, low-latency, quality-of-service-enabled Application Transport Services (ATS), Savvis' core Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based service. 

 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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