The buzz around cloud computing isn’t evaporating into thin air — it’s turning into real planning and implementations by IT organizations.
In 2011, only 20 percent of respondents in the BitNami, Cloud.com and Zenoss 2011 Cloud Computing Outlook survey said they had no plans of doing anything with the cloud, as ReadWriteWeb reports. The rest of the respondents either already had a cloud implementation running or were in various stages of planning for one.
How do you think these cloud computing stats will change in 2012?
Only 32% of respondents were gathering input for a computing strategy
The majority of respondents (61%) were choosing VMware as their virtualization option
36% of respondents had virtual servers running in their own dedicated hardware in their own data center
59% use the cloud to compute whereas 51% use the cloud for storage
Linux is the most popular at 83 percent.
68% see hardware savings as the biggest benefit from the cloud
Only 3% of respondents don’t use it at all in comparison to 69% that use it whenever possible
54% view overall cost savings at one of the greatest factors driving their adoption of the cloud
61% use the cloud for development/test lab
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