SOURCE: Infonetics Research

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November 10, 2014 15:54 ET

Infonetics survey respondents rate Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google and Cisco top cloud service providers

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Cloud Service Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey, which explores businesses' plans for the adoption and usage of cloud services.

ANALYST NOTE
"Our latest cloud strategies study shows that hybrid cloud will see a significant increase in adoption over the next two years, growing from 30% of respondent enterprises today to 46% by 2016," notes Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., directing analyst for data center, cloud, and SDN at Infonetics Research.

Grossner continues: "This is driving a new architecture for the data center with virtualized servers, storage, and networks where applications are automatically deployed by data center orchestration software."

CLOUD SERVICE SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • When asked whom they consider to be the top cloud service providers (CSPs), Infonetics' survey participants most often named Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google and Cisco
  • Factors driving enterprise respondents' adoption of off-premises cloud include increased performance, agility, scalability, and reduced costs
  • Cloud-as-a-service (CaaS) adoption set to grow through 2016, while infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) decline
    • CaaS appeals to businesses because it is an automated and pre-configured application execution environment operated on their behalf by a CSP
  • The cloud spells disruption and opportunity for network equipment vendors: Respondents believe that shifting to the cloud will make it necessary to consider alternate vendors and demand better LAN and WAN performance
  • For over 3/4 of businesses surveyed, a CSP's security reputation is a critical factor in the vendor selection process

CLOUD SURVEY SYNOPSIS
For its 29-page annual cloud service strategies survey, Infonetics interviewed qualified IT decision-makers with detailed knowledge of and influence in their organizations' cloud service plans and purchase decisions at 155 North American enterprises. Survey participants were asked about their current usage of and plans for deploying cloud services, including IaaS, CaaS, PaaS, SaaS deployment drivers and barriers, uses, technologies, and architectures (public, private, community, hybrid), as well as their opinions of cloud service providers (CSPs). To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED REPORT EXCERPTS

RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH
Download Infonetics' 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at www.infonetics.com/login.

INFONETICS WEBINARS
Visit www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on-demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Protecting Your Organization from DNS Security Threats (Nov. 13: Attend)
  • NFV With SDN Service Chaining for Quickest New Revenue (Dec. 11: Attend)
  • SDN and NFV Roundup of Trials and Deployments (View on-demand)
  • SDN Network Intelligence Holy Grail: The vSwitch or ToR? (View on-demand)
  • SDN and Hybrid Cloud: Getting the Most from the WAN (Sponsor)
  • Data Center Orchestration: Open Source or Proprietary? (Sponsor)

INFONETICS IS HIRING
Infonetics Research is hiring analysts. See job openings at http://www.infonetics.com/jobopp.asp.

TO INQUIRE ABOUT RESEARCH, CONTACT:
N. America (West), Asia Pacific:
Larry Howard larry@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3335
N. A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA: Scott Coyne scott@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3395
Greater China, SE Asia, India: 大中华区 Jeffrey Song jeffrey@infonetics.com +86 21-3919-8505
Japan 日本 Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics takashi.kimura@takanalytics.com +81 3-6408-5566
South Korea 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP dougm@mbap.co.kr +82 2-3453-9400

ABOUT INFONETICS
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides here.

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Cliff Grossner, Ph.D.
    Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408-583-3385
    Email contact
    Twitter: @cliffgrossner