Trends in Cloud Computing
A study documenting the rapid evolution of cloud computing — titled “Privatizing the Cloud: Study on Enterprise Cloud Adoption” — has just been released.
The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) — a community of more than 20,000 international database and technology professionals representing companies, government agencies and educational institutions — just released the findings of the survey of IOUG members that benchmarks the rapid evolution of cloud computing among Oracle users. The survey, consisting of responses from 267 IT professionals and data managers, was conducted under the IOUG’s ResearchWire program by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle.
“No puff or fluff — just [the] reality that cloud is in use by our members and essential to companies worldwide,” said Andy Flower, president of the IOUG.
Key highlights of the survey’s findings include the following:
• Twenty-nine percent of organizations reported that they already have deployed an internal cloud.
• Thirty-seven percent indicated some piece of their organization’s workload processing or infrastructure is now available through private cloud services.
• Private cloud implementation will be growing significantly over the next year.
• With private cloud implementations, respondents highlighted emphasis on “platform as a service” (database and middleware capabilities).
• Adoption of private cloud services for IT workload processing or infrastructure is outpacing the use of public platform service providers.
• Security continues to be a concern for public cloud and online application services.
“We expect the trend to private cloud to continue intensifying,” said Unisphere Research analyst and report author Joseph McKendrick. “Users who are relatively mature in their use of private cloud and who have invested more significantly are reaping cost savings by eliminating duplication, standardizing for operational efficiency and through higher asset utilization.”