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Cloud industry trends and best practices

Hosting.com, a provider of cloud hosting and recovery services, has released its 2011 Cloud Industry Trends and Best Practices Report.

Hosting.com completed the report based on data collected over a five-week period during a survey targeting company executives and IT professionals. Nearly 600 individuals responded to the survey.

Some of the key trends from the report include:

- Explosive Growth: 44 percent indicated that cloud computing was an executive priority.

- Business continuity and disaster recovery driving growth: BC and DR were cited as the top reason for investment in the cloud and up to 5x growth in the next 18 months.

- Hybrid solutions critical for cloud migration: Over 30 percent reported that their cloud services provider must provide integration with their existing services.

- Cloud servers are a legitimate threat to server sales: 80 percent are likely to consider cloud servers to replace physical servers.

The survey is published in an eBook format and can be downloaded online here after registration.

•Date: 18th Feb 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

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