US Companies Ready For Added Cloud Computing Investment
According to a survey of 150 technology decision makers of information from several small and large businesses across the country ReliaCloud, a national infrastructure company based in Minneapolis, three quarters of the companies identified the development of cloud computing as a priority for 2010.
ReliaCloud The survey included 150 professionals who held positions of COO, owner, president, vice president and technical decision makers. Approximately three quarters of decision makers were familiar with cloud computing cloud computing and identified as a priority among the leaders of your organization. The majority (85.3%) of the decision makers were currently implementing cloud computing services or had plans to do in the next 12 months.
“These results confirm the projections of cloud computing experts is about to become an inevitable and important part of the technological infrastructure of a company,” said Johnny Hatch, Product Manager ReliaCloud. “More and more companies are realizing the potential of the cloud, not only for the protection of data but also provide better access to it.”
The majority (95.4%) of the decision makers believe that cloud computing or radically change or have a definite impact on how technology services will be provided within their companies. In terms of services better suited to cloud computing, the survey indicated that “Web Applications”, “Database” and “data storage” topped the list.
Topics such as “time / high availability”, “performance” and “economy” were cited as major reasons for the use of cloud computing, while the “security” and “support” are cited as major barriers to adopting technology.
Cloud Computing technology is a general term for anything involving the delivery of hosted services via the Internet. These types of services fall into three categories: infrastructure-as-a service platform-as-a-service, and Software-as-a-Service. Cloud computing name was inspired by the cloud symbol often used to represent the Internet in the flow charts and diagrams.
ReliaCloud retained Evalueserve, an independent research firm, to conduct 150 interviews and develop quantitative analysis of data from global and cross-tabulated. Evalueserve implemented a rigorous screening and selection process to ensure the eligibility of all respondents, and audits and tests of logic to validate all data. Evalueserve is an accredited member of numerous prestigious international market standards research organizations. As such, research was conducted in compliance with industry standards well established.