Cloud Adoption Barriers Start to Fall, Slowly

By Michael Vizard

Just about every IT organizations has adopted cloud computing in some form. More important, though, is to what degree that adoption will continue. While barriers to adoption remain, the percentage of organizations using cloud computing today or planning to do so in the next five years is substantial, according to the findings of a survey of 96 attendees at the recent AWS re:Invent 2013 conference. The challenge facing solution providers in the channel is that this shift represents a significant disruption to the vendor status quo. The survey, conducted by cloud storage gateway provider Avere Systems, makes it clear that most customers are not getting much help from their incumbent storage vendors in making the transition to the cloud. But while interest in all things cloud remains high, the survey also indicates that concerns over security, performance and inertia within the organization mean it will be some time before the cloud dominates all things IT. Channel Insider examines key takeaways from the study.

This article was originally published on 2013-12-26