Cloud Computing Maturing, AMD Survey Finds

Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud computing in at least part of
their IT environments, and are now also beginning to see positive results from
the shift, according to a study by x86 chip-maker Advanced Micro Devices.

In
a study released June 1, AMD officials found
that 42 percent of respondents said they are using cloud computing for at least
part of their operations–either to host data, for remotely hosted applications
or both–and another 32 percent said they are investigating the use of the
cloud. In addition, of those currently using the cloud, 60 percent said they
already are seeing business value.

Those
numbers, and other figures gleaned from the study, indicate that cloud
computing is rapidly maturing and that the adoption trend will only go up as
businesses increase their trust in the model, according to John Fruehe,
director of product marketing for servers at AMD.
A year or two ago, people were trying to get their arms around what cloud
computing meant. Now they are jumping in and reaping the rewards.

"It’s
not a technology that someday, eventually will be here," Fruehe said in an
interview with eWEEK. "It’s something that’s in use today."

And
that’s good
news for AMD
, he said. As enterprises continue to embrace the cloud, there
also will be an increase in demand for high-performance, scalable and energy
efficient servers to run highly virtualized workloads. That dovetails with the
direction in which AMD is taking its chips, particularly now with its Fusion
strategy–integrating the CPU and discrete-level graphics onto the same piece of
silicon–well underway.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: AMD Survey: Cloud Computing Is Maturing

CIO Insight Staff
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