Why IT Leaders Love the Public Cloud

Why IT Leaders Love the Public Cloud

Why IT Leaders Love the Public CloudWhy IT Leaders Love the Public Cloud

Public cloud adoption is growing, and tech leaders are now more comfortable with running their most sensitive data on public cloud infrastructure.

Mass MigrationMass Migration

84% of survey respondents said their organization is using the public cloud, and 81% said their company’s use of the cloud will increase by at least one-quarter over the next two to three years.

Fast TurnaroundFast Turnaround

More than two-thirds said their organization took no longer than six months to make a public cloud transition, with 23% taking less than three months.

Pros From DoverPros From Dover

72% said their company has used a third party to migrate and/or manage their public cloud infrastructure, and 43% said they’ll likely continue to do so moving forward.

Perfect FitPerfect Fit

45% said using a third party is more cost-effective than migrating/managing public cloud infrastructure in-house, and 20% said a third-party can help them “right-size” their public cloud environment.

Motivating Factors: Scaling SolutionMotivating Factors: Scaling Solution

58% said the public cloud gives their organization the flexibility to ramp up or dial back on infrastructure use as needed.

Motivating Factors: Budget BenefitsMotivating Factors: Budget Benefits

51% said the public cloud saves them in terms of equipment, facilities and staffing costs.

Motivating Factors: Protection PlanMotivating Factors: Protection Plan

51% said data security in the public cloud surpasses that of their own data center.

Top Public Cloud Infrastructure Services in UseTop Public Cloud Infrastructure Services in Use

Google Cloud Platform: 49%, Microsoft Azure: 48%, Amazon Web Services: 42%

Top Public Cloud Adoption InhibitorsTop Public Cloud Adoption Inhibitors

Concerns about data security: 51%, Doubts about stability and long-term viability of cloud: 40%, Fears of costs escalating beyond organizational control: 33%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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