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CLOUD COMPUTING

HAS COME OF AGE
Cloud technology is quickly becoming the default for companies of all sizes.
IT’S NO LONGER A QUESTION OF IF ORGANIZATIONS WILL ADOPT CLOUD

Using 72% 73%
cloud now*
69% 70%
61%
Plan to use
cloud in the

24%
next year

18% 17%
Plan to use
16% 16%
cloud in

15%
1 – 3 years

13% 11% 14% 10%
*have at least one
application in the cloud

2013 2014 2015 2016 2018

38% OF TECH DECISION-MAKERS
feel pressured to migrate 100%
to cloud computing solutions

BUDGETS CONTINUE TO GROW
Cloud environments are becoming more
complex, and companies are investing
substantial amounts into different types
of cloud platforms.

30% AVERAGE UP FROM
BUDGET:
$1.62M
$2.2M in 2016
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of total IT budget will be allocated to
cloud computing within the next year

2018 BUDGET ALLOCATION:
SaaS IaaSIaaS PaaS
48% 30% 21%
WHERE CLOUD OPPORTUNITIES FALL
CURRENT CLOUD STRATEGY
42%
are utilizing
multi-cloud

43%
structures
HYBRID
}

CLOUD

12% CLOUD +
MULTI
ENTERPRISE SMB

30% CLOUD
BOTH
+ 45% 39%

FUTURE CLOUD MIGRATION WHO INFLUENCES THE CLOUD
PLANS ARE EXPECTED FOR PURCHASE PROCESS?
CIO or Top IT Executive
Disaster Recovery/
High Availability 49% 87% 93% ENTERPRISE 82% SMB

CEO
BI/Data Warehouse/ 80% 78% ENTERPRISE 82% SMB
Data Analytics 45% IT Architect

Storage/Archive/
77% 87% ENTERPRISE 67% SMB

Backup/File Server 44% 76% CSO/CISO/Head of IT Security
87% ENTERPRISE 66% SMB

CFO
74% 77% ENTERPRISE 72% SMB

SOFTWARE AS A PLATFORM AS A
Security concerns Security con-
cerns
INFRASTRUCTURE AS A
SERVICE (SaaS) SERVICE (PaaS) SERVICE (IaaS)
ADOPTION CHALLENGES ADOPTION CHALLENGES ADOPTION CHALLENGES
Vendor lock-in
concerns 28% Vendor lock-in
concerns 29% Vendor lock-in
concerns 23%
Data storage concerns
23% Security concerns
19% Security concerns
19%
Security concerns
21% Lack of the right
skill sets 18% Data storage concerns
17%
EVALUATING NEW VENDORS EVALUATING NEW VENDORS EVALUATING NEW VENDORS
Average number
of vendors 4 Average number
of vendors 3 Average number
of vendors 2
Number of vendors
in 18 months 5 Number of vendors
in 18 months 3 Number of vendors
in 18 months 3
Length of evaluation
(months) 4 Length of evaluation
(months) 5 Length of evaluation
(months) 5
STEPS TAKEN WHEN STEPS TAKEN WHEN STEPS TAKEN WHEN
CHOOSING SaaS VENDORS CHOOSING PaaS VENDORS CHOOSING IaaS VENDORS
Participate in Read content
product demos/trials 74% Participate in
product demos/trials 64% available on vendor’s
website 69%
Read content
available on vendor’s
website 67% Read peer reviews/
recommendations 63% Participate in
product demos/trials 62%
Read content Read peer reviews/
Read peer reviews/
recommendations 65% available on vendor’s
website 62% recommendations 62%
FACTORS DRIVING FACTORS DRIVING FACTORS DRIVING
SaaS ADOPTION PaaS ADOPTION IaaS ADOPTION
Savings on sever and
Less time spent on
manual updates/
maintenance 62% storage overhead 56% Scalability
68%
No longer have to
Increase productivity/
manage updates
51% Flexibility
53%
decrease labor time 55% and maintenance
Desire to reduce
Developers allow datacenter/
Greater access
and reliability 53% for faster and more
agile process
48% on-premises
investments
51%
AVERAGE OF 3.6 OBJECTIVES AVERAGE OF 3.3 OBJECTIVES AVERAGE OF 4 OBJECTIVES
FOR SaaS ADOPTION FOR PaaS ADOPTION FOR IaaS ADOPTION

IDG CLOUD COMPUTING SURVEY 2018
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