Cloud Market Trends
According to Rightscale's "2015 State of the Cloud Report", adoption of cloud computing continues to be a given with 93% of respondents adopting cloud - 88% are using public cloud and 63% using private cloud, with 58% using both. Increasingly, enterprises plan to use a portfolio of clouds, with 82% reporting a multi-cloud strategy, up 8% from 2014.
451 Research "Hosting and Cloud Study 2015" also concludes that Hybrid Cloud is the strategy of choice for enterprises and represents new opportunities for CSPs. 63% of all enterprises surveyed are running an on- premises private cloud with a hosted private cloud. 45% using an on-premises private cloud with a public cloud. 32% have a hosted private cloud integrated to a public cloud. Security (35%), better control by IT teams (19%) and improved performance (17%) are the three most common factors driving enterprises to move workloads from public to private clouds. Only 14% of respondents see workload migrations from public to private clouds being cost driven.