Hybrid Cloud Model to Remain Dominant in Next Few Years

By Michael Vizard

It's clear these days that cloud computing in all its flavors is now a mainstream part of IT. The use of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments is rapidly catching up to the use of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platforms, according to a survey of 1,358 IT and business professionals that was conducted by GigaOm Research and North Bridge Venture Partners. The biggest drivers of cloud computing adoption are scalability, cost and agility. For that reason, about half the respondents are using the cloud to drive new revenue streams despite lingering concerns about security. Yet the survey makes it clear that massive amounts of data in the next two years will be moving into the cloud. The good news for solution providers in the channel is that for the foreseeable future hybrid cloud computing is going to be the dominant form of cloud computing. That should result in plenty of work for solution providers in the channel that will be increasingly asked to manage the deployment of application workloads in the cloud on behalf of their customers. Channel Insider takes a look at the study's key findings.

This article was originally published on 2014-07-08