Outsourced Clouds Gaining Momentum

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 11-11-2013 Email

In its fifth survey on outsourcing trends, Savvis, a CenturyLink company in the cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions space, projects a reversal in IT infrastructure. Today, 65 percent of IT infrastructure resides in in-house environments, but 70 percent of organizations will outsource their infrastructure by 2018. ("Infrastructure" refers to co-location, managed hosting, outsourced cloud, or a hybrid combination of these.) "The next five years will bring a dramatic shift in the way organizations approach IT," says Savvis President Jeff Von Deylen. "Cloud is part of the picture but it's not the whole picture. [Businesses] will adopt a strategic mix of colocation, managed hosting and cloud services." Savvis commissioned international research firm Vanson Bourne to conduct the survey among 550 IT decision-makers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Vanson Bourne is an independent specialist in market research for the technology sector. For more about the Savvis report, "Global IT Trends: IT Outsourcing Fuels Business Growth," click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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