What IT Decision-Makers Want From Cloud Vendors

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1 - Shift to CloudShift to Cloud

Three-quarters of IT decision-makers said they’ve migrated more than 25% of their IT structure to the cloud and 31% have migrated more than half of their IT structure to the cloud.

2 - Reliability and Business ContinuityReliability and Business Continuity

47% are seeking greater IT reliability and business continuity through their cloud strategy.

3 - IaaS TrendsIaaS Trends

57% consider infrastructure as a service (IaaS) within a private cloud a top priority, and 40% view IaaS within a hybrid cloud as a top priority.

4 - Security and SustainabilitySecurity and Sustainability

60% consider security an important quality in selecting a vendor for IT infrastructure solutions hosting, and 51% look for company sustainability.

5 - Customization and Breadth of ServicesCustomization and Breadth of Services

50% want IT infrastructure hosting vendors who can customize solutions to meet their needs, and 46% seek breadth of services and solutions.

6 - 'Can-Do' Cloud‘Can-Do’ Cloud

49% need cloud service providers to improve their reliability and uptime, and 45% are looking to bring in new technical expertise and tools.

7 - Virtually There: Protected StateVirtually There: Protected State

34% need their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions to securely manage the data that’s available to a temporary and/or remote workforce.

8 - Virtually There: Peak PerformanceVirtually There: Peak Performance

One-quarter want VDI/DaaS solutions that enable higher productivity among remote workers through optimal data access.

9 - Location, Location, LocationLocation, Location, Location

85% are either currently using co-location services or will consider doing so in the next year.

10 - BYOD PlansBYOD Plans

86% either have a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy or will be considering one in the next year.

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