Outsourced Clouds Gaining Momentu
Today, only 5% of enterprises depend on outsourced cloud services, but 62% of respondents will outsource their IT infrastructures in two years.
In five years, 69% will do so. That percent will remain constant until the end of the decade.
42% cite cost reductions and 36% see improved quality of service from outsourcing compared to in-house solutions.
32% of respondents say security is a top reason for adopting the cloud.
34% of respondents say a shortage of IT staff and skills will continue to be a key issue for the next 12 months., 29% cite keeping their infrastructure secure., 28% are motivated by having to do more with a smaller budget.
45% of organizations with low revenue growth still have in-house owned infrastructures.
Firms with the majority of their IT in co-location (29%), in-house private cloud (27%), or managed hosting (22%) will be more prevalent in the high revenue growth categories over the next 12 months.
On average, current cost savings for firms already outsourcing are 11%. Within two years that will grow to 19%, and within five years, to 24%.
45% of respondents say non-mission-critical applications currently managed in-house should be outsourced., 41% name data center facilities., 39% say storage.
Security: 52%, Control: 43%, Company culture: 34%
Private cloud storage: 54%, Private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service: 40%, Public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service: 30%
One hundred percent-proven data center uptime: 49%, Security of data center: 47%, Value for money: 37%