More Companies Choose Hybrid Cloud Solutions

 
 
By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 12-08-2014 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Who Drives Cloud Strategy?

    Top-level executive team: 26%, To be determined/don't know: 25%, Storage or data center management: 22%, Team with people from different levels:18%, Storage administration: 9%
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    Future Cloud Storage Initiatives
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    Future Cloud Storage Initiatives

    35% plan to build a hybrid cloud during the next two years, but 31% don't have a plan yet. 12% expect to move some storage to the public cloud, and 11% intend to move all storage to a public cloud.
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    Migrating Storage

    33% of respondents plan to move more than half their storage to the cloud, and 52% plan to move less than half to the cloud.
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    Migrating Archival Data

    28% of respondents named archiving as the task they most expect to migrate to the cloud. Corporate file sharing is second, at 22%.
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    Migrating Applications?

    42% of respondents do not know, or currently have no plans, to migrate in-house applications to the cloud.
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    Migrating Everything

    Less than one-fifth of the survey respondents—18%—are migrating their entire business to the cloud.
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    Favorite Cloud Apps

    26% of respondents will move data analytics to the cloud; 24% will migrate storage; 20% will migrate collaboration software; 16% will migrate mail servers; and 14% don't know.
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    Amazon is being considered by 49% of respondents. Google follows with 19%, and Microsoft with 13%.
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    Favorite Cloud Storage Vendors

    56% are considering Amazon for storage, and 20% don't know. Other vendors being considered are Swift/OpenStack (8%), EMC/Atmos (7%), Ceph/Red Hat (4%), Cleversafe (3%) and Scality (2%).
 

Hybrid clouds are blowing into enterprise at a fast pace, according to a new survey of cloud and storage professionals. The respondents are building hybrid cloud solutions to leverage the advantages of the cloud without having to discard their current computing and storage infrastructures. Avere Systems, which provides enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, conducted the survey of 205 technology professionals at the 2014 Amazon Web Services Summit and the Cloud Expo in New York City. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents are adopting hybrid cloud strategies, and the same percent plan to migrate some of their on-premises applications to the cloud within the next two years. "Most organizations today are straddling between on-premises and public cloud solutions as they look to implement their cloud strategies," says Rebecca Thompson, vice president of marketing at Avere Systems. "Whether their data lives on-premise or in the cloud, data movement needs to be both transparent and easily managed."

 
 
 
 
 
Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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