Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-05-2013

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Inside Move  47% say the internal cloud remains a “top two” cloud-related project for the next 12 months.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Budget Considerations  44% anticipate saving no less than 6% of operational costs via internal-cloud solutions, and 20% expect to save no less than 16%.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Other Cloud Priorities
• SaaS: 21%
• IaaS: 19%
• Cloud provider assessments/strategic planning: 14%

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Top Cloud Cost-Savings Opportunities
• Automation: 28%
• Standardization/consolidation: 23%
• Facilities reduction: 23%
• Labor reduction: 23%
• Management oversight reduction: 17%

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Getting There  24% of survey respondents say at least 51% of their compute workloads will be ready for the public cloud in three years.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Square One  77% of enterprises are in the initial stages of this transformation: standardization, consolidation and virtualization.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Pushback  47% of respondents say non-technical issues, such as budget, available personnel and change resistance, are preventing the move toward cloud automation.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Debugging the System  13% say technical issues are presenting roadblocks.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Open Path  Just one-quarter say no roadblocks are preventing them from migrating to cloud automation.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Top IaaS Vendors
• Amazon: 19%
• Verizon: 8%
• Rackspace: 5%

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing