Cloud Surveys

Cloud Foundry Adoption Accelerates Globally in Every Vertical According to New Global Survey

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Cloud Foundry usage continues to accelerate across the globe, with broad deployments proliferating across enterprises within every industry, according to the semi-annual User Survey released today by the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the most widely- adopted open source cloud technologies in the world, at its North American Cloud Foundry Summit in Boston. The study revealed the continued increase in popularity of Cloud Foundry among developers and steady growth in adoption, especially across large organizations, thanks to its cost cutting and time savings.

According to the survey, enterprises in every industry and across the world use Cloud Foundry Application Runtime to develop, deploy and manage their cloud-native applications -- and they're deploying Cloud Foundry more broadly across their companies than ever before. Nearly a third (30 percent) of user respondents describes their Cloud Foundry use as "broad" -- either rolling out or fully integrated across the whole company.

Since the 2017 User Survey was published in October, there has been a twelve point increase in adoption (both broad and limited). It's therefore unsurprising that most companies responding to the survey are relatively new to Cloud Foundry, indicating sustained momentum in Cloud Foundry adoption. Time and again, evaluation of the technology leads to adoption.

Cloud Security Alliance Quantum-Safe Security Awareness Survey Report

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The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released the Quantum-Safe Security Awareness Survey Report. Conducted by CSA's Quantum Safe Security Working Group (QSS WG) the survey looks to assess the overall awareness and understanding of quantum security risk and is part of the group's larger effort to develop a future framework for addressing quantum computing threats.

"Within the next 10 to 15 years we can expect to see a cryptographically useful quantum computer," said Bruno Huttner, CSA QSS WG co-chair and product manager for the Quantum-Safe division of ID Quantique. "With this considerable breakthrough will come a significant threat to the security of public key cryptography and the associated challenges of securing the global digital communications infrastructure. This report is an important step in identifying potential areas of concern and so we can begin to lay the groundwork for security solutions."


OpenStack User Survey Reveals Growing Number of Deployments, Greater Scale and Global Diversity

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Capturing 44 percent more deployments and gaining input from 22 percent more organizations than one year ago, the OpenStack Foundation User Survey, published today, reveals growing adoption, increased scale and a more diverse user base, driven by the desire to accelerate innovation and avoid vendor lock-in.

OpenStack's ninth User Survey demonstrates the open infrastructure platform used for private clouds, public clouds and telecom networks has broad appeal for organizations of all sizes around the world. Thirty-two percent of users have 10,000 employees or more, while 25 percent of organizations have fewer than 100 employees. Sixty-one percent of these users and 74 percent of deployments are physically located outside of the United States.

RightScale Announces 2017 State of the Cloud Report

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RightScale Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise universal cloud management, today announced the results of the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Survey. In its sixth year, the RightScale State of the Cloud Survey is the largest survey of corporate cloud users, including 1,002 technology professionals at large and small enterprises across a broad cross-section of industries.

The survey results are available in the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report, which can be downloaded at

"The RightScale 2017 survey showed that enterprise multi-cloud and hybrid cloud adoption  continues to grow, and even with that growth, challenges are decreasing," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "Companies report using 8 different clouds on average; optimizing cloud costs is the top cloud initiative; cloud challenges, including security concerns, continue to abate; and Docker continues its phenomenal growth. We also saw AWS adoption remain flat, while #2 Azure continued to gain ground on leader AWS."  

Highlights of the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report include:

New Survey Reveals Most MSPs Feel Greatest Competition from Google, Other Cloud Vendors

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Sonian, the leading provider of cloud-based email archiving and insights, today unveiled new survey findings that reveal that 79 percent of managed service providers (MSPs) today feel their greatest competitive threat is cloud providers, as opposed to other MSPs. This represents a significant leap from five years ago, when only 54 percent of MSPs viewed cloud providers as their greatest competition. MSPs of all sizes agreed they lost more deals to Google than any other cloud provider, including Amazon, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Microsoft - and expect Google to be the cloud market leader by 2021.

These findings were detailed in a new report released today, "A New World Order: How MSPs are Trying to Survive and Thrive in a Cloud-first World," based on a Berg Research survey of more than 300 MSPs commissioned by Sonian.

The MSP Market in an Increasingly Cloud-First World


Cloud Security is Top Priority for IT in 2017 Says CompuCom Survey

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According to a new survey from CompuCom Systems, Inc. ("CompuCom"), a leading technology infrastructure services company, nearly half of IT professionals surveyed (47 percent) believe that cloud security is the most important technology for their organization this year, over Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, third-party software support and robotics process automation (RPA). The online poll collected responses from 662 IT professionals across multiple industries from November 9, 2016 - January 12, 2017.

The cloud computing market is susceptible to threats including data breaches, data loss and insecure application programming interfaces (APIs). The world cloud security market is expected to reach $8.9 billion by 2020, according to a report by Allied Market Research, with a CAGR Of 23.5 percent from 2015 to 2020.

ServiceNow Survey: 52% of Enterprises Now Choose Cloud as Default for IT Projects

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ServiceNow, the enterprise cloud company, today released a new report, "The 2016 Cloud Computing Tipping Point." It reveals adoption reality finally measures up to hype for cloud computing. There are game-changing consequences for IT departments as DevOps' influence extends across the enterprise. 

To better understand the adoption, drivers and implications of an increasingly cloud-centric world, ServiceNow commissioned a survey of 1,850 mid- to senior-level managers. It was a global study, evenly split among IT leaders, line-of-business management and DevOps professionals.

The 2016 Cloud Computing Tipping Point research revealed three significant findings: 

Survey: Microsoft to remain the dominant IT vendor in the cloud era

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According to the latest report published by JP Morgan analysts Mark Murphy, Doug Anmuth, Sterling Auty, Rod Hall, and Philip Cusick, the cloud computing “wars” are “entering a new phase”, and it will cause bad implications for traditional IT vendors like SAP, Oracle and IBM. They surveyed more than 207 CIOs at companies with a budget of $600 million or more annually.

According to their survey results, Microsoft will remain the dominant IT vendor ahead of Amazon, IBM and others. In fact, Microsoft seems to be one of the very few traditional IT vendors that will not lose market share. CIOs report that 16.2% of workloads are currently running in the public cloud, and that in five years 41.3% of workloads will run in a public cloud...

Survey: Cloud Security Still a Concern Heading into 2016

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While more enterprises have become comfortable with, and even embrace, cloud computing in 2015, concerns about security associated with the technology remain as the year comes to a close, according to a recent survey by Netwrix Corp. The Netwrix 2015 Cloud Security Survey found that 65 percent of companies still have security concerns when migrating to the cloud, while 40 percent are still worried about their loss of physical control over data in the cloud.

Netwrix provides IT auditing software for visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, with more than 150,000 IT departments worldwide using the solution. For the survey, the company polled more than 600 IT professionals worldwide in technology, manufacturing, government, healthcare, finance, education and other industries...

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Industry's Largest Cloud Survey Reveals Opportunity to Do More with Cloud

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North Bridge, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm, in partnership with research analyst firm Wikibon, announced the results of the fifth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey, which investigates trends in corporate cloud use on a yearly basis. The broadest and deepest exploration of cloud trends in the industry, this year’s survey reflects perspective from vendors and users spanning senior executives to practitioners across all industry sectors.

“Cloud has been gaining momentum year-over-year since the Future of Cloud Computing survey was launched five years ago. Looking at the adoption rates and trends at such a detailed level, it’s undeniable that the most successful technology leaders of today and tomorrow are scaling in the cloud,” said Jim Moran, General Partner at North Bridge. “Last year, we discussed the second cloud front and the rise of “cloud-native” companies. This year, we’re seeing the pervasiveness of cloud disrupt industries across the board as companies look to maximize and implement cloud as a strategic and integral technology. We’re also seeing the emergence of the cloud as the only way businesses can truly get more out of their data including analyzing and executing on it real-time. This will be a huge opportunity, but as the survey showed, because data rarely moves between clouds (Public/Private) companies must first learn how to interconnect disparate data sources into new applications.”