QA | 11 October 2016
Are you thinking of moving your business to the cloud? Have you decided on public, private or a hybrid solution? Do you even know which one platform would be best for your business? Are you concerned with the data security aspects of moving to the cloud? Is the cost holding you back for adoption?
The meteoric rate of growth in the use of cloud, along with the sheer number of services which now depend on it, mean that cloud has moved from being used selectively for only non-critical applications and workloads to being a mainstream proposition for organisations of all sizes.
Research has been undertaken by Computing to understand the growth in the market for cloud and the degree to which the cloud has grown in importance to data centre and infrastructure. The review contained some unique insights from high-ranking IT decisions makers in to the scale of the growth.
The research project includes in-depth interviews with IT and business decision makers, focus group discussions of senior technical employees, a nationwide survey and interviews with key thought leaders and companies.
Key highlights include:
And here are some insights from respondents of the research.
"It's actually my first port of call now, to see if there's a cloud solution...Maintenance and procedures, back-up, storage and licensing and all that good stuff is commodity" Head of IT, Healthcare"
"A cloud-first strategy makes an organisation more agile and able to deal with peaks and troughs" Head of IT, Museum
There is definitely a momentum for the move to the cloud. The attitude to the cloud amongst the respondents has changed from reluctance to acceptance and often enthusiastic adoption.
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