Newsletters
Customer Relationship Management News NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home CRM Systems Customer Service Contact Centers Business Intelligence More Topics...
CIO Issues
Tame your scariest paperwork. Find Out How
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Nearly Half of Enterprises Adopting Cloud, Study Finds
Nearly Half of Enterprises Adopting Cloud, Study Finds

By Barry Levine
March 19, 2014 2:27PM

Bookmark and Share
The Microsoft-commissioned study also sought to determine best practices for cloud computing. The top four best practices were having a well-defined architecture for security, understanding who the end users are, training users to be cautious with access and security, and having a well-defined architecture for performance.
 



Nearly half of organizations are beyond the pilot phase for cloud adoption, according to a new report commissioned by Microsoft. The study also found that about a third of respondents now have a formal cloud computing plan.

Called "Hosting and Cloud Go Mainstream: 2014" and conducted by 451 Research LLC, the report said that on-premises private clouds were 26 percent of on-premises infrastructure spending last year. Hosted private clouds are expected to account for the highest growth rate of infrastructure off the premises, about 32 percent of spending over the next 24 months.

The study also sought to determine best practices for cloud computing. The top four best practices were having a well-defined architecture for security, understanding who the end users are, training users to be cautious with access and security, and having a well-defined architecture for performance.

Cloud Spending

Seventy percent of the respondents currently procure Web site hosting, 64 percent storage and backup services, 56 percent dedicated servers and 54 percent database hosting.

While the average public cloud spending will continue to be about the same in two years as now -- about 25 percent of spending for hosted infrastructure services -- the spending for hosted private clouds is expected to increase slightly (28 percent today versus 32 percent in two years). However, spending on traditional dedicated deployments will decrease from 48 percent now to 42 percent then.

On average, standalone non-virtualized infrastructure is about 43 percent of on-premise infrastructure spending today, decreasing to 37 percent in two years. Virtualized infrastructure, currently at 31 percent, will rise a bit to 35 percent. Automated and orchestrated private cloud spending today will remain about the same -- 26 percent now compared with 28 percent in two years.

Sixty-one percent of hybrid users have configured on-premise, private cloud for interoperability with a hosted private cloud, while 42 percent had configured an on-premise private cloud with a public cloud. Thirty-nine percent had done so with a hosted private cloud and a public cloud.

'Gateway to Hybrid'

Marco Limena, vice president of Hosting Service Providers at Microsoft, said in a statement that "hosted private cloud is a gateway to hybrid cloud environments for many customers." He added that "it's clear that we've reached a tipping point where most companies have moved beyond the discovery phase and are now moving forward with cloud deployments."

As cloud deployments continue to increase, security obviously remains a key concern. Michelle Bailey, senior vice president at 451 Research, told news media that her company's research showed "60 percent of customers would pay their hosting service provider a 26 percent premium on average for security guarantees."

The report was compiled from responses by more than 2,000 IT decision-makers at companies of all sizes who are buying hosting or Software-as-a-Service in 11 countries, including the U.S., the UK, Germany, India and Brazil.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Joe:

Posted: 2014-04-01 @ 8:50pm PT
I like SpiderOak and DriveHQ. They both offer client-side encryption for the best security, and if you want better permission/access and sub-user control, DriveHQ is really good. SpiderOak has really cheap storage, and you get it unlimited. I think both are good for the price.



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 CIO Issues
1.   BlackBerry Acquires Secusmart
2.   BlackBerry BES 10 Now Hosted
3.   Teaming Up: CIOs, IT Asset Managers
4.   Chinese Man Charged with Hacking
5.   Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Officials


advertisement
BlackBerry Acquires Secusmart
German security firm offers street cred.
Average Rating:
BlackBerry BES 10 Now Hosted
More choices, flexibility for biz users.
Average Rating:
Why You Need To Hire a CCO
One reason: to increase the bottom line.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Canadian Government Charges China With Cyberattack
The government of Canada is not happy with China. Canadian officials have accused "a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor" of launching a cyberattack on its National Research Council.
 
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Apple Updates MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices Up to $100
The popular MacBook Pro laptop line just got an update and a price cut of as much as $100. The MacBook Pro with Retina display now includes faster processors and double the memory.
 
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig
Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
 
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat
When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions of Users at Risk
Having this fake ID is nothing to brag about, even if you are a minor. The “Fake ID” Android flaw drops malware into smartphone apps. It can steal credit card data and even take over your device.
 
FTC Wants Fix for 'Perfect Scam' of Mobile Cramming
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines to curb “mobile cramming,” a troublesome practice that adds unauthorized third-party charges to mobile phone bills.
 
Facebook: You Will Use Messenger, and You Will Like It
Starting this week, Facebook users with Android and iOS phones will be forced to use the separate Messenger app to send Facebook messages. Pending messages will still be visible in the main app.
 

Navigation
CRM Daily
Home/Top News | CRM Systems | Customer Service | Contact Centers | Business Intelligence | Sales & Marketing | Customer Data | CRM Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.