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Neovise and Virtustream Release Results from Research on Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Use by US Organizations

Neovise, an independent IT research firm focused on cloud computing, today unveiled its latest research report which evaluates the use of public, private and hybrid cloud computing by U.S. based organizations. The research was sponsored by Virtustream, the leading enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, and the report highlights when, why and how these three fundamental IaaS deployment models are used.

By first screening 822 IT leaders and decisions makers, Neovise found that 54% of organizations are already using public or private clouds, still leaving plenty of room for industry growth. Among 161 organizations which completed in-depth surveys and that already use IaaS, 74% use more than one type of IaaS cloud among options that include public, on/off-premise private and hybrid clouds. At the same time, 40 to 50% of these organizations using IaaS use more than one of the same type of cloud.

"We have already entered the multi-cloud world and there is no going back," said Paul Burns, president of Neovise. "What remains is further maturity for hybrid clouds -- where organizations not only use multiple clouds, but combine and integrate them to provide enhanced capabilities. Service providers and vendors that support multiple types of clouds have a competitive advantage here."

Some of the other key findings described in the report include:
  • On the great debate about commodity versus enterprise-class infrastructure components, 45% of public cloud users felt that the quality or grade of these components is highly important. Another 34% felt quality of infrastructure components was somewhat important.
  • Based on economic analysis, one of the greatest potential benefits of cloud computing stems from elasticity. Yet less than half of cloud users have deployed elastic applications of any kind.
  • Off-premise private clouds, such as hosted private clouds and virtual private clouds, are gaining a substantial following.
  • Organizations with more than 1,000 employees are 46% more likely than smaller organizations to use hybrid clouds.
  • Cloud users stand to benefit much more from cloud computing as the maturity of their usage increases, particularly with hybrid clouds.

"It is great to see from this research how broadly enterprises are adopting clouds today," said Simon Aspinall, chief vertical markets, strategy and marketing at Virtustream. "Cloud users expect to be able to choose hybrid combinations of cloud: public, private, virtual private and hybrid clouds. Businesses also want enterprise-class cloud services that deliver assured performance and high reliability that production applications demand."

To download the full report, please visit
Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:31 AM by David Marshall
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