Companies Move More Critical Apps to the Public Cloud

By Gina Roos

Public cloud, initially used as a solution for startups and software test and development, is now making its way into the corporate data center and enterprise applications. A recent IDC study reveals that spending on public cloud IT infrastructure will increase by nearly 30 percent to $20.5 billion in 2015. A Dimensional Research survey, released by Cloud Cruiser, a provider of software solutions for hybrid cloud analytics, finds that more companies are committing to public clouds for enterprise applications, including ERP and CRM, which translates into a bigger potential revenue stream for cloud services providers. Despite public cloud growth for enterprises, many organizations still can't provide details on their cloud costs and consumption. This is a key finding of the survey of nearly 350 IT professionals who attended the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent shows in 2014 and 2015. Here are highlights from the survey that show channel players why they need to provide solutions that help customers gain greater usage visibility and cost transparency into their public cloud investments.

This article was originally published on 2015-12-18