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Hybrid cloud is the future for most organizations

Avere Systems has released the findings of a cloud adoption study conducted at the 2014 Cloud Expo New York and the 2014 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit New York.

More than half of the attendees surveyed (58 percent) indicated that they are building hybrid cloud solutions for their organizations, which is significant as many industries look to leverage the advantages of the cloud without having to rip out their existing computing and storage infrastructures.

Aside from technology companies, the survey showed that life sciences and finance organizations were most interested in adopting cloud solutions.

Over a quarter of attendees surveyed reported that their top-level executive teams were driving their organizations' cloud strategy, followed by nearly a quarter of storage and data management professionals. A majority of respondents indicated that they plan on migrating at least some of their on-premises applications to the cloud within the next two years.

Additionally, 49 percent of respondents indicated that Amazon Web Services is their cloud of choice for storage, with over half (56 percent) considering the service for object storage. 19 percent of respondents are considering Google and 13 percent Microsoft Azure.


•Date: 23rd October 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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