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Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-05-2013

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Inside Move  47% say the internal cloud remains a “top two” cloud-related project for the next 12 months.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Budget Considerations  44% anticipate saving no less than 6% of operational costs via internal-cloud solutions, and 20% expect to save no less than 16%.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Other Cloud Priorities
• SaaS: 21%
• IaaS: 19%
• Cloud provider assessments/strategic planning: 14%

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Top Cloud Cost-Savings Opportunities
• Automation: 28%
• Standardization/consolidation: 23%
• Facilities reduction: 23%
• Labor reduction: 23%
• Management oversight reduction: 17%

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Getting There  24% of survey respondents say at least 51% of their compute workloads will be ready for the public cloud in three years.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Square One  77% of enterprises are in the initial stages of this transformation: standardization, consolidation and virtualization.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Pushback  47% of respondents say non-technical issues, such as budget, available personnel and change resistance, are preventing the move toward cloud automation.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Debugging the System  13% say technical issues are presenting roadblocks.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Open Path  Just one-quarter say no roadblocks are preventing them from migrating to cloud automation.

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Top IaaS Vendors
• Amazon: 19%
• Verizon: 8%
• Rackspace: 5%