Hybrid Cloud Computing Sees Growing Acceptance

By Michael Vizard

Internal IT organizations are increasingly coming to terms with hybrid cloud computing as long as a healthy dose of security can be applied. Although unwilling to deploy every application on a public cloud, IT organizations are finding that the agility enabled by public clouds has too much value to the business to ignore, according to the findings of a global study, conducted by the market research firm Vanson Bourne on behalf of EMC. The study, based on a survey of 10,451 IT business decision-makers, finds that more than a quarter of the respondents have already deployed at least one hybrid cloud. For solution providers across the channel the real opportunity may come in the form of the applications that ride across these hybrid clouds. Nearly seven in 10 said training IT staff to keep pace with the implications of megatrends, including cloud, mobile, social and big data, will be a challenge for their organization over the next one to two years. As such, the odds are good that many of those IT organizations will be looking outside for additional IT expertise. Here's a look at key takeaways from the study.

This article was originally published on 2015-02-26