Cloud Usage Patterns Point to a Maturing Market

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1 - Type of Clouds in UseType of Clouds in Use

Private cloud adoption passes public cloud usage. Although 40% reported using a public cloud, 49% are using a private cloud.

2 - Cloud Adoption RatesCloud Adoption Rates

IT organizations now think “cloud first.” A full 85% will have adopted cloud computing by 2018.

3 - Private Cloud Market Size OpportunityPrivate Cloud Market Size Opportunity

The 2014 private cloud market is valued at $41 billion and forecast to grow 15%.

4 - Builders of Private CloudsBuilders of Private Clouds

While 65% of private clouds were built by a third party, 35% are self-built private clouds.

5 - Reliance on Cloud Professional ServicesReliance on Cloud Professional Services

In the second half of 2014, 83% reported engaging professional services to set up a cloud. But that’s a 3 percentage-point drop from the second half of last year.

6 - Hybrid Cloud UsageHybrid Cloud Usage

Hybrid cloud computing represents the last stage of cloud adoption maturity, but only 22% have hybrid clouds in place.

7 - Size of Hybrid Cloud MarketSize of Hybrid Cloud Market

The projected value of the hybrid cloud marketplace in 2014 is $7 billion; 18% of that was private-to-public integration, another 18% was public-to-public and 20% was private-to-private.

8 - Hybrid Cloud SpendingHybrid Cloud Spending

On average, customers are spending $4.4 million on cloud integration. That’s up from $4 million in 2013.

Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.


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