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GlassHouse Survey Reveals 60 Percent of Executives Plan to Implement Cloud Technology Next Year
GlassHouse Technologies, a leading independent IT infrastructure consulting and services firm, today announced the results of a survey that highlights the growing popularity of cloud computing. According to GlassHouse’s cloud computing trends survey, 60 percent of executives plan to implement cloud initiatives in the coming year. Additionally, the survey found enterprises are paying increased attention to internal cloud networks. Among IT executives surveyed by GlassHouse, 72 percent consider internal clouds their highest priority.

As a growing number of companies consider the benefits of cloud computing, GlassHouse has recognized the industry’s increasing need for education on how to most effectively manage these environments. To provide today’s IT professionals with much needed information around cloud technology and trends GlassHouse is also today releasing the “CIO’s Guide to Cloud Computing” whitepaper.

The GlassHouse whitepaper highlights initiatives companies can take to develop a proactive enterprise-wide strategy for cloud computing that is inline with business objectives. GlassHouse recommends several steps, including applying true demand forecasting and planning capabilities to cloud environments that will enable IT to deliver agile services at the right cost and the right service level. By implementing these practices, organizations will be better able to manage their cloud programs, leading to cost savings and operational benefits.

“For most CIOs, cloud computing is a relatively abstract concept. For practical consideration, cloud needs to be addressed in the context of immediate issues and future opportunities for enterprise IT,” said Jim Damoulakis, chief technology officer at GlassHouse Technologies. “This whitepaper provides organizations with a concrete overview of cloud deployment models and trends, as well as guidelines for planning and evaluating enterprise cloud solutions to obtain the cost savings promised by cloud technology.”

Published Monday, December 14, 2009 12:32 PM by David Marshall
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