Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 07-12-2013

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

What Types of Cloud Computing Platforms Is Your Organization Using?  37% of organizations use public IaaS clouds37% of organizations use private, on-premise IaaS35% of organizations use private, off-premise IaaS

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

When Did Your Organization First Adopt Cloud Computing?  Almost half have more than a year's worth of cloud computing experience.  Zero to six months ago -16%,  Six months to a year ago – 35%,  One to two years ago – 34%,  Two or more years ago – 15%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Types of IaaS Clouds in Use  IaaS usage cuts across all forms of cloud services.  75% of organizations use public IaaS,  70% of organizations use private, on-premise IaaS,  65% of organizations use private, off-premise IaaS

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

How Many Types of Cloud Are in Use?  Once organizations get comfortable with cloud computing, it tends to multiply quickly.  45% that use at least one public IaaS, use two or more.,  50% that use at least one private, on-premise cloud, use two or more.,  43% that use at least one private, off-premise cloud, use two or more.

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Use of Hybrid Clouds?  As hybrid clouds become the norm, larger organizations are 46% more likely to use them.  71% of organizations using public or private IaaS, use hybrid clouds86% of organizations with more than 1,000 employees, use hybrid clouds.59% of organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees, use hybrid clouds

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Most Important Public Cloud Preferences Beyond Security  Reliability and availability – 67%Consistency of performance – 64%Performance – 63%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Other Important Public Cloud Attributes?  A clear majority identified cloud infrastructure as a highly or somewhat important issue.  Flexibility and control over storage configuration – 81%Variety of network connectivity options – 81%Quality of Infrastructure components – 79%Availability of multiple data centers – 76%Flexibility and control over network configuration – 76%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Importance of Private Cloud Attributes  Flexibility in private cloud computing deployments is rated as being highly or somewhat important.  Security for sensitive data – 93%Better provisioning – 91%Advanced management – 87%Allow use of existing infrastructure to build private cloud – 85%Integrated solution – 83%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Preferred Type of Company from Which to Purchase Private Cloud Software?  Systems vendors have the inside track.Diversified systems vendor – 25%Consulting organization or systems integrator – 22%Public cloud service provider – 20%Independent software vendor – 14%Open source software organization – 12%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Importance of Hybrid Cloud Attributes  Any IT function relating to agility was rated highly important or somewhat important. Ability to access data in another cloud – 86%Ability to pool resources across multiple clouds – 85%Ability to move applications to a second cloud – 83%Run multi-tier applications across multiple clouds – 83%  Ability to Scale Out to a Second Cloud – 82%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Other Important Hybrid Cloud Attributes  These attributes were rated as highly important or somewhat important.Federated data access – 89%Consistent levels of governance and security – 85%Single sign-on authentication – 84%Low-latency network connectivity – 83%Management Tools – 81%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Cloud Application Usage  Disaster recovery – 94%Application testing – 93%Production applications of average importance – 92%,  Mission-Critical applications – 88%,  Non-Essential production applications – 83%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

First Choice of IT Deployment  Private on-premise IaaS – 31%Hybrid Cloud – 23%Private off-premise IaaS – 17%,  Public IaaS – 17%,  Traditional on-premise – 11%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication