How Cloud Computing Is Shaping Your Business, How Business Is Shaping The Cloud

Grazed from CMSWire.  Author: David Roe.

There have been numerous reports over the years on how cloud computing has developed, how businesses are taking to it, and how it is being used in the home. However, little enough research has been done to assess what vendors think about it. A new report aims to remedy that.  Produced by IT Channel Insight, The Cloud Leaders’ Report 2012 pulls together the results of a number of interviews done with some of the players that are currently shaping the cloud computing industry.

Those that were consulted for this report include: Asigra, Axcient, CA Technologies, Citrix, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Rackspace, Red Hat, Salesforce, Shoretel, StorageCraft, Symantec and VMware.In fact, just about anyone who is anyone in a computing space that Gartner estimates will be worth US$ 206 billion in spending in 2016, up 41% from current levels...

Cloud Computing Market

So what does the report say? The first thing of note is that the market is currently made up of a mix of start-ups and large vendors that are currently shifting some of their business to cloud computing. Nothing new in that, but what is surprising is that the vast majority (81%) of vendors interviewed recommended hybrid deployments consisting of a mixture of on-premises and cloud solutions. Enterprises, they say, should not move everything to the cloud...

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