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Current Analysis: Change in Perspective Toward Cloud Adoption?

January 14, 2013

The concept of the cloud is no longer nebulous; in fact, the haze surrounding it has dissipated to a large extent, and as a result, it is seeing larger adoption. Cloud services solutions with new value propositions are being developed and bought by enterprises, and the landscape is currently full of exciting opportunities.

Current Analysis (News - Alert), which is compiling a five-part report providing in-depth analysis on cloud adoption, examines this trending in both the U.S. and Europe. The current release of its “Enterprise Cloud Adoption Study” is based on primary research of 550 companies in both countries.

The study found that enterprises were no longer filled with trepidation or diffidence about the cloud. In fact, according to Bruce Page, vice president, custom research at Current Analysis, they were moving cloud experimentation to broader-based implementations.

A rather interesting finding that cropped up showed that 64 percent of enterprises surveyed use the cloud now. Though this was a record of sorts, considering the reluctance toward adoption a few years ago, what was even more enlightening was that respondents were no longer looking at the cloud as a means of cost reduction only.

Additionally, thirty six percent of survey respondents were contemplating deploying workloads to the cloud and were looking forward to consuming apps via the cloud in the next two years. Both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions were also showing growth.

According to company officials, another factor that could change the game in the coming year are alliances between major vendors, who are raising the level of competition in the market by creating innovative, end-to-end cloud solutions. IT organizations are expected to influence the decisions of companies choosing cloud solutions.

However, what will continue to act as a deterrent is security. In a cloud solution, there are two factors that come into play; the security of the cloud apps and how securely they are operated. As the onus of security rests with the cloud service provider, choosing a reliable provider is of paramount importance.

Current Analysis claims to be the only provider that covers IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, encompassing enterprise preference for not only private and public, but also hybrid cloud solutions.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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