Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Equinix: Study Finds Widespread Deployment of Multi-Clouds in 2015

The vast majority of IT decision makers plan to implement multi-cloud architectures in the coming year, according to a survey conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by  +Equinix.  The survey looked at key drivers for implementing a multi-cloud enterprise strategy, including reasons to consider an interconnected colocation data center.

Survey respondents indicate they plan to deploy multiple, geographically dispersed clouds in 2015, and 74 percent are budgeting for a multi-cloud migration strategy. Over the next 12 months, a significant number of business applications such as storage/backup, disaster recovery and business intelligence, among others, will be deployed to the cloud, and many of those workloads with third-party colocation providers.

“What surprised us about this survey is how quickly multi-cloud strategies are becoming the norm worldwide. Businesses have discovered that collocation provides a meaningful ROI for WAN optimization and it is clear that multi cloud deployment will improve the ROI even more,” stated Ihab Tarazi, chief technology officer, Equinix.

The survey comprised IT executives (44 percent), IT managers (54 percent), and IT service providers (2 percent).  Here are some highlights:

  • 77 percent plan to deploy to multiple clouds in the next 12 months- 91 percent of new cloud-based offerings will be deployed in their organization over the next 12 months
  • 91 percent of new cloud-based offerings will be deployed in their organization over the next 12 months
  • 45 percent of new cloud-based apps will be deployed at a third-party colocation provider
  • 87 percent indicate that interconnection is required to meet cloud performance objectives
  • 85 percent indicate that direct connections to cloud providers are highly valued; security being the top attribute associated with direct connections
  • 74 percent expect a larger budget in 2015 for cloud services


http://www.equinix.com/resources/analyst-reports/cloud-adoption-study/

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