CompTIA: More than 90 Percent of Businesses Using Cloud

Grazed from VirtualizationReview. Author: Keith Ward.

The cloud "has quickly become an essential ingredient of modern IT," says CompTIA Inc., using data from its latest study, "5th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing," which reports more than 90 percent adoption, at some level, of cloud computing. That conclusion was based on a June/July 2014 survey, which also found that moving applications, infrastructure and other resources to the cloud isn't nearly as easy as some vendors claim in the marketing materials.

"This may come as a surprise to some firms, as they may hold an expectation that the initial migration and integration posed the largest obstacles to smooth cloud operations," Seth Robinson, CompTIA's senior director for technology analysis, was quoted as saying in a press release...

The key findings in this area showed that, of companies in the early stages of cloud conversions, 28 percent said it required "significant" effort; that figure jumped to 63 percent of those who have completed a cloud transformation...

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