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 Hosting.com 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.