100 Percent of Enterprises in the Cloud by 2014

  • Infonetics Research
CAMPBELL, CALIFORNIA - Today 91 percent of enterprises use cloud services, a number that is expected to grow to 100 percent by the end of 2014, according to interviews done by market research firm Infonetics Research.

The findings are from Infonetic’s new study, Cloud Service Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey, which explores enterprises' plans for the adoption and usage of cloud services.

"There is no doubt, the cloud has come of age," notes Sam Barnett, directing analyst for data center and cloud at Infonetics Research. "While investments in cloud outsourcing are small in comparison to internal IT/data center spending, they are growing each year, with the number of enterprise organizations turning to cloud technology to manage budgets and transform service delivery increasing significantly in the last two years."

Barnett adds: "The cloud is no longer about outsourcing IT infrastructure and functions-it's about right-sizing them."

Cloud Survey Highlights

• The leading drivers for deploying cloud services are application performance and management of IT costs
• Software as a service (SaaS) is the most widely adopted cloud technology among respondent operators
• Survey respondents cite Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco as the top cloud service providers, although unexpected vendors dominate the cloud landscape in key technology deployment areas


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