February 25, 2009 14:59 ET

Cloud Computing Industry Trends Report Released by; Survey Responses Introduce New Insight and Market Intelligence Surveys Over 600 Individuals -- Finds Striking Similarities in How, When and Why Small and Large Businesses Will Utilize Cloud Computing

LOUISVILE, KY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) -, the first name in global hosting solutions and services, today released their 2009 Cloud Computing Trends Report. completed this report based on data it collected over a five-week period by conducting an open survey targeting company executives and IT professionals. Over 600 individuals responded to the survey.

The 2009 Cloud Computing Trends Report introduces new data into the cloud marketplace. This survey provided insight into the expectations small, medium and large businesses have of Cloud Computing, their intended uses, reasons for adopting, and expected time-frames for implementing cloud-based solutions.

The report revealed that there is little difference between how larger companies and small businesses will utilize Cloud Computing. Key findings include:

--  Driving Factors for investing in Cloud Computing were similar
    regardless of company size, including Reduced Costs, Uptime, Scalability
    and Performance.
--  Adoption Rates are not impacted by company size - larger companies,
    33% in the next 12 months; small companies, 34% in next 12 months.
--  Obstacles services providers must overcome are predominantly Security
    and Administration/Support.  64% of all respondents and 75% of larger
    companies list Security as the top concern.
--  Utilization is greater among small businesses - over 50% of IT
    Services delivered from a cloud platform.

"Compared with previously published Cloud Computing research, our survey illustrates a shift in SMB utilization and consumer adoption in just the last 6 months," stated Aaron Hollobaugh, Director of Communications. "The survey results confirm our intent when we created CloudNine. We architected a solution that is robust and secure enough to support the world's largest companies, while keeping in mind the masses that will adopt the solution most -- small and medium businesses."

Since the September 2008 Cloud Computing study by InformationWeek, the likelihood of organizations to deliver their IT services on a Cloud platform has doubled. InformationWeek found that 13% of companies expected greater than 25% of their IT services to be in the Cloud; in this study 26% of companies expected 25% or more of their IT services to be delivered from a Cloud -- indicating that Cloud Computing is trending upward. An appealing aspect of Cloud Computing is little knowledge is required to set up, configure and maintain the technology and the supporting infrastructure.

Darren King, President and CEO of, added, "The bottom line is simple -- Cloud Computing provides a high level of service, availability and redundancy at a price point traditional managed solutions cannot match. Cloud Computing is drastically impacting the technology industry and over the next 18 months will forever change how technology services and solutions are delivered."

The survey can be downloaded online at 2009 Cloud Computing Trends Report. For more information about the survey and report, contact us today at

Contact a Account Specialist to discuss CloudNine,'s Cloud Computing Hosting Solution, at, 800-446-7627, or Live Chat.

About provides enterprise colocation, cloud computing, dedicated hosting, managed hosting, disaster recovery and business continuance services to a global customer base demanding a high level of security, reliability and responsiveness. monitors, manages, and enhances the web based platforms of Web 2.0 companies, software as a service providers (SaaS), content distribution networks (CDN), and medium to large enterprises whose web presence is crucial and high availability mandatory. currently operates SAS 70 certified data centers in Louisville, Kentucky; Irvine, California; San Francisco, California, and is currently expanding into Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia.

For more information, please visit or call the company at 800-446-7627.

About CloudNine proudly introduced its Cloud Computing Hosting Solution, CloudNine, in the Fall of 2008. The dynamic CloudNine infrastructure recognizes a business's evolving needs and reacts instantly to provide the most effective solutions.

CloudNine delivers Innovation, Reliability, Value and Flexibility.

CloudNine is an innovative solution providing flexibility and scalability in a controlled and secure environment. Key components of CloudNine include: root access to private and secure virtual servers, self-serve web-based Customer Portal, hosting in's fully redundant and geographically-dispersed data centers, and guaranteed 100% uptime and 24/7 support.

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Contact Information

  • Media Relations:
    Aaron D. Hollobaugh
    Director of Communications
    +1 502 432 2502
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