In a recent survey conducted by Frontier Technology and IT partner Vision Solutions, private cloud models were shown to be the most popular choice for companies considering cloud computing for their business needs. This was followed by 29 per cent that would opt for the hybrid cloud, and 13 per cent that would use public cloud platforms.
The survey was sent to over 22,000 UK IT professionals, from mixed industries. It also found the following:
- 28 per cent of companies surveyed were already making use of cloud technologies, 89 per cent of those organisations were happy with how the cloud is working them
- 20 per cent of organisations did not see the cloud as a good fit due mainly due to compliance reasons
- 31 per cent felt that they were still in the information gathering stage and were considering moving to the cloud
- By the end of 2012, 60 per cent of organisations felt that some of their IT systems would be cloud based
- When asked what issues they were currently facing, budget constraints was listed as the number one concern by 67 per cent of all respondents. This was followed by lack of in-house expertise (35 per cent) and staff efficiency (30 per cent)
Edwin Wong, Managing Director, Frontier Technology: “The private cloud is of big interest to the customers that we are speaking to on a daily basis. Many of them have heard of the tangible benefits and are looking for more education so they feel truly comfortable with the technology.
I am not surprised that 60 per cent of organisations felt that some of their IT systems would be cloud based by 2012. In a climate of budget and resource constraints, the cloud is perfect as there is no capex and the services are paid incrementally. The cloud is also fully managed by the service provider you no longer having to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues.”