Three of the most significant trends that came out of this year’s report are:
Cloud Computing is exploding !—44% indicated it is an executive priority.
 Business continuity and disaster recovery ( BCDR ) are driving cloud growth with  5x additional growth in the next 18 months. 
 Hybrid solutions will be critical to migration—80% of respondents likely to consider cloud servers to replace physical servers.

                                                   In both 2009 and 2011 we asked what % of IT services would be

delivered through a cloud platform over the next 12 months.
There was significant growth in the 26-50%, 51-75%, and 75%+

categories. Specifically, in 2009 only 26% of companies felt that

25% or more of their IT services would be delivered from a cloud platform. 

  • In 2011, that number jumped to 47%. This is indicative
    of the number of companies deploying private clouds, adopting
    public clouds and creating hybrid solutions

    Read More recently published a report on Best Practices and trends in Cloud Computing- 2011 comparing it to their 2009 report surveying over 500 top IT professionals  with “significant” planning responsibilities.