Public Cloud Usage Will Become Universal

Grazed from Midsize Insider. Author: Shawn Drew.

The public cloud, and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions in particular, may have developed a proven track record over the past few years, but that has not led to universal business adoption as some had predicted. All that could be about to change, however, in light of a new survey that shows more and more businesses are ready to take the plunge into the cloud. IT managers at midsize businesses need to be cognizant of this fact in order to keep their departments up to date and their companies a step ahead of the competition.

Cloud Computing and IaaS Are Mainstream

The new research comes from a survey taken by Riverbed at Amazon's AWS re:Invent 2013 conference held in November. The 122 participants, all responsible for IT management or application development, were asked a number of questions regarding their company's current cloud situation...

The results, as noted in a recent Talkin' Cloud article, show that 96 percent of businesses are either already using a public cloud or are at least talking about it. Overall, 53 percent of respondents have deployed at least one app to an IaaS environment, and of those who are not currently using a cloud solution, 83 percent expect to deploy at least one app within the next six months. Additionally, 69 percent of respondents have already deployed or are likely to deploy business-critical apps to an IaaS solution, proving that businesses really are beginning to entrust their future to the cloud...

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