The State of Cloud Storage Adoption

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-08-2013

The State of Cloud Storage Adoption

It's a Long-Term Game  Just 10% of respondents say their organization has used cloud computing for five or more years.

The State of Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

Adoption Ramps Up  Cloud adoption has ramped up at 25% of organizations in the last year, according to the respondents.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

Cloud Computing Is Hot  Half of all respondents say their organizations have adopted cloud computing in the last one to five years.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

So, What Are You Using?  59% of companies that employ cloud computing are currently using Infrastructure as a Service solutions and 57% are using Software as a Service.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

Future Platforms  Just 36% of companies are employing Platform as a Service. However, 30% of companies will start using Platform as a Service in the future.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

No Way  Surprisingly, 34% of respondents won't use cloud-based Platform as a Service solutions. Another 23% say Software as a Service has also been taken off the table.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

Cloud Implementation  Despite some companies balking at adopting certain cloud solutions, 88% of respondents have implemented or will soon implement cloud services.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

Where's the Value?  Among those who use cloud computing at work, 62% find the most value in the scalability of online solutions. And 68% of respondents say the cloud has delivered value through disaster recovery.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

Battling Disasters  Speaking of disasters, 22% of respondents who use the cloud in the office say they can instantly recover data in the event of a catastrophic loss of company information. Just 5% say it would take more than a week.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption

Looking Ahead  Given the cloud's value to most of the respondents, it's not surprising that 70% of those currently employing cloud-based solutions plan to expand their use of similar services.

The State of the Cloud Storage Adoption