Thursday, August 29, 2013

Verizon: 2013 State of the Enterprise Cloud Report

The number of virtual machines (VMs) deployed by enterprise customers has increased 35 percent since the start of 2012, according to a new "2013 State of the Enterprise Cloud Report released by Verizon.

The report, which draws upon Verizon data between January 2012 and June 2013, examines current cloud adoption and usage trends – in terms of how and why organizations are deploying cloud technologies.

Among the key findings is continual growth.  The Verizon data confirms that once an enterprise successfully deploys an application as a cloud-based service, the trend is to increase usage of processing, memory and storage on a continuing basis.

Verizon also finds that sixty percent of cloud applications are web-based and Internet facing. As familiarity with cloud services grows, enterprise go on to deploy back-office applications.

The eight page report is posted online.

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