Findings display a significant increase in cloud credibility; SaaS has reached tipping point; collaboration and big data clouds forming and hybrid deployment on the horizon.
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–North Bridge Venture Partners today announced the results of its second annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Supported by 39 industry collaborators spanning established leaders, emerging, fast-growth companies, and startups – the 2012 survey captures current industry perceptions, sentiments and emerging trends in cloud computing. This year’s collaborators include companies such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Eucalyptus, and Glasshouse. A total of 785 respondents spanning industry experts, users and vendors participated in the survey. Respondents were asked about a wide range of key issues impacting cloud computing, including drivers for cloud computing, inhibitors, best practices, sourcing, total cost of ownership (TCO), cloud’s impact on multiple business sectors, and emerging cloud technologies. The survey provides many insights into the adoption of cloud computing, including the cloud configurations and applications that are forming around specific business needs including Big Data, business continuity, collaboration and storage.
The survey results were released today at the cloud leadership dinner in advance of the 2012 GigaOM Structure Conference. North Bridge and GigaOM – both actively researching cloud analytics and technology investment, are pleased to announce that they will closely partner on the Future of Cloud initiative and plan to unveil a new program prior to GigaOM Structure 2013. This year’s survey reveals several important changes in respondents’ perceptions and plans regarding cloud implementation.
Key Findings in the Survey include:
The findings of the second annual Future of Cloud Computing survey are supported by analysis and reports from the 451 Group and other collaborators alongside North Bridge’s own investments. All of these projects an increase in both SaaS and on-premise, hybrid cloud models. The findings also display a new level of growth and user confidence across cloud platforms. “GigaOM Pro surveys of IT decision makers confirm the tight connection between big data analytics and could computing,” said David Card, VP of research for GigaOM Pro. “And we’re also seeing scale, agility and cost-savings as market drivers, balanced against security concerns and a dearth of skilled data scientists.”