The popular perception is that many IT organizations are resistant when it comes to cloud computing. However, a recent survey of 822 IT decision-makers in the U.S. conducted by the IT research firm Neovise on behalf of Virtustream, a provider of cloud management software, finds that organizations that embraced cloud computing a year or more ago are showing signs of increased cloud sophistication. Not only are most of them using multiple forms of cloud computing, but they are now looking to exercise more control over the components of a cloud regardless of where that cloud is operating. The survey finds that 54 percent of the IT managers have embraced cloud computing and that Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is the most widely used form of cloud computing. In terms of future deployment plans, on-premise private clouds are preferred by the largest percentage of IT organizations, but it's too early to say what cloud computing model may dominate IT or if any specific one will. Perhaps the best news from a CIO perspective is the survey clearly shows that when it comes to cloud computing as a new style of enterprise computing, one-third of IT organizations are well into the next phase of adoption.
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%
This article was originally published on 07-12-2013