Cloud Adoption Trends for 2013

Cloud Adoption Trends for 2013

According to Gartner, between 2013 and 2015, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) will grow from $8.1B to $15.5B (91%); platform-as-a-service (PaaS) will grow from $1.2B to $1.8B (50%); and software-as-a-service (SaaS) will grow from $14.5B to $22.1B (52%). Thus, cloud computing will increase from $23.8B to $39.4B (66%) world-wide. What is driving companies to adopt the cloud? What is preventing them from adopting it? Below are current insights from an infographic created by consulting firm Capgemini. Below are its North American figures.

  • Decisions: Who is making decisions about moving to the cloud? Business: 48.9%. IT: 42.6%.
  • Drivers: Top drivers for moving to cloud? Cost Reduction: 52%. Market Time: 41%. Operational Efficiency: 39%.
  • Economy: Is the current economic climate influencing your adoption of the cloud? Yes: 88%.
  • Innovation: Are you focused on new, differentiating and “edge” processes? Yes: 77%.
  • Maturity of your cloud adoption? Embarking: 5%. Early Adoption: 15%. Close to Mature: 17%. Mature: 64%.
  • Platform: Is the cloud your default platform for new applications? Yes: 78%.
  • Trust: Do you trust the cloud with your data? Yes: 56%.
  • Type: Do you prefer private cloud or public cloud? Private: 66%. Public: 19%.
  • Vendors: Are you working with multiple cloud vendors? Yes: 72%.

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