52% said they’re planning to migrate apps and/or data that were primarily part of a public cloud environment to a hosted, private cloud within the next year, and 19% said they’ll migrate these apps and/or data to an on-premise cloud model.
Within two years, survey participants said their organization will devote an average of 59% of its total IT budget to hosting services, SaaS or other basic, off-premises services, while dedicating 40% of the tech budget to on-premises infrastructure and staff.
These respondents said they’ll allocate 66% of their on-premise infrastructure spending to virtualized infrastructure or the private cloud in two years, while just 34% of that budget will support stand-alone, non-virtualized infrastructure.
These respondents expect to designate 66% of their off-premise infrastructure spending to either hosted private clouds, the public cloud or basic Website hosting within two years, with dedicated servers accounting for only 33% of the rest.
35% consider security the top driver of hybrid cloud migration, while 19% cite increased team control and 17% said it’s performance.
68% said backup and recovery will represent a significant portion of their managed services spending over the next two years, while 54% cited disaster recovery/site recovery and 47% said app development tools and platforms will serve as a major focus here.
57% said database needs will account for a significant portion of their app hosting spending, while 54% predicted that email services and 49% said business apps, such as enterprise resource planning tools, will represent a large share.
46% predicted that endpoint security will represent a significant portion of their security services spending, while 45% said that the encryption of confidential data stored in the cloud and 43% said Web application firewalls will serve as primary focuses.
55% said both IT architects and software developers are influential in evaluating providers for hosting and cloud services, and 52% said IT infrastructure managers are.
35% said it’s most likely that a telecommunications provider will win their hosting project business, and 33% said it will probably be a hosting provider.