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Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 07-12-2013

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

What Types of Cloud Computing Platforms Is Your Organization Using?  37% of organizations use public IaaS clouds37% of organizations use private, on-premise IaaS35% of organizations use private, off-premise IaaS

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

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%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Types of IaaS Clouds in Use  IaaS usage cuts across all forms of cloud services.  75% of organizations use public IaaS,  70% of organizations use private, on-premise IaaS,  65% of organizations use private, off-premise IaaS

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

How Many Types of Cloud Are in Use?  Once organizations get comfortable with cloud computing, it tends to multiply quickly.  45% that use at least one public IaaS, use two or more.,  50% that use at least one private, on-premise cloud, use two or more.,  43% that use at least one private, off-premise cloud, use two or more.

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Use of Hybrid Clouds?  As hybrid clouds become the norm, larger organizations are 46% more likely to use them.  71% of organizations using public or private IaaS, use hybrid clouds86% of organizations with more than 1,000 employees, use hybrid clouds.59% of organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees, use hybrid clouds

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Most Important Public Cloud Preferences Beyond Security  Reliability and availability – 67%Consistency of performance – 64%Performance – 63%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Other Important Public Cloud Attributes?  A clear majority identified cloud infrastructure as a highly or somewhat important issue.  Flexibility and control over storage configuration – 81%Variety of network connectivity options – 81%Quality of Infrastructure components – 79%Availability of multiple data centers – 76%Flexibility and control over network configuration – 76%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Importance of Private Cloud Attributes  Flexibility in private cloud computing deployments is rated as being highly or somewhat important.  Security for sensitive data – 93%Better provisioning – 91%Advanced management – 87%Allow use of existing infrastructure to build private cloud – 85%Integrated solution – 83%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Preferred Type of Company from Which to Purchase Private Cloud Software?  Systems vendors have the inside track.Diversified systems vendor – 25%Consulting organization or systems integrator – 22%Public cloud service provider – 20%Independent software vendor – 14%Open source software organization – 12%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Importance of Hybrid Cloud Attributes  Any IT function relating to agility was rated highly important or somewhat important. Ability to access data in another cloud – 86%Ability to pool resources across multiple clouds – 85%Ability to move applications to a second cloud – 83%Run multi-tier applications across multiple clouds – 83%  Ability to Scale Out to a Second Cloud – 82%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Other Important Hybrid Cloud Attributes  These attributes were rated as highly important or somewhat important.Federated data access – 89%Consistent levels of governance and security – 85%Single sign-on authentication – 84%Low-latency network connectivity – 83%Management Tools – 81%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

Cloud Application Usage  Disaster recovery – 94%Application testing – 93%Production applications of average importance – 92%,  Mission-Critical applications – 88%,  Non-Essential production applications – 83%

Enterprise IT Gains Cloud Sophistication

First Choice of IT Deployment  Private on-premise IaaS – 31%Hybrid Cloud – 23%Private off-premise IaaS – 17%,  Public IaaS – 17%,  Traditional on-premise – 11%