Sunday, February 27, 2011

what are the cloud computing trends in 2011? surveyed nearly 600 individuals with significant IT planning and budgeting responsibilities regarding the cloud computing industry and their purchasing intentions. The survey results and analysis are published in our annual Cloud Trends and Best Practices Report.

The Report introduces compelling data regarding the adoption rates of cloud, obstacles and usage.
Key Trends for 2011

* Explosive Growth
44% of respondents indicated cloud computing was an executive priority.

* Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Are Driving Growth
BCDR services cited as top reason for investment in the cloud.

* Hybrid Solutions Will Be An Important Catalyst for Cloud Migration
Over 30% of respondents reported that their cloud services provider must provide integration with their existing services.

* Cloud Servers a Legitimate Threat to Server Sales: 80% likely to consider cloud servers to replace physical servers.