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Cost savings and disaster recovery / business continuity continue to drive cloud adoption

Avere Systems has released the findings of a cloud adoption study conducted at AWS re:Invent 2013. The overwhelming majority of attendees surveyed indicated that they currently or plan to use cloud for compute, storage, or application purposes within the next two to five years. Cost savings and disaster recovery / business continuity were found to be the factors most heavily driving cloud storage adoption, indicating that organizations believe cloud storage has the potential to increase efficiency, productivity, and the bottom line for their business.

Despite the majority of participants reporting cloud use within the next few years, attendees surveyed indicated security, performance, and organizational resistance as the largest barriers to cloud adoption. In addition, more than a third of attendees surveyed reported that their primary providers of traditional on-premises storage equipment are not helping with their adoption of cloud storage.

Key findings from the study:

  • Cloud adoption: More than 90 percent of attendees surveyed currently or plan to use cloud for compute, storage or application purposes within the next two to five years.
  • Barriers to cloud Use: 60 percent of attendees indicated that security concerns remained among the top barriers to cloud adoption, while organizational resistance and performance issues were also identified as top barriers as identified by 53 and 29 percent of respondents, respectively.
    • Benefits of cloud storage: 60 percent of those surveyed viewed the main benefits of cloud storage to be cost savings and disaster recovery / business continuity.
  • Concerns about cloud storage: Even after overcoming barriers to cloud adoption, almost half of attendees surveyed indicated that performance is a critical component of cloud storage, as 38 percent of respondents said they require better performance from their cloud storage solutions.

For full survey results and more information click here.

•Date: 20th December 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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