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Report: Cloud Computing Has Room to Grow

By Sean Michael Kerner
January 19, 2011

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Few industry observers dispute that cloud computing is hugely influential new technology, yet to what extent is it actually deployed? Sean Michael Kerner reports.

The cloud is a topic that is top of mind for many in enterprise IT, but how widely is it actually being deployed now? Networking vendor Cisco recently issued a pair of separate studies looking at cloud and virtualization deployments which may shed some light.

According to the new Cisco Connected World global study of IT professionals in 13 countries, only 18 percent of global respondents indicated that they are actually now using cloud computing in any capacity. Digging deeper into specific geographies shows that different countries have higher rates of cloud adoption. Brazil and Germany top the list for cloud penetration, with both countries tied at 27 percent. India follows at 26 percent, and the United States comes in at 23 percent.

Cisco's Connected World report also asked about intentions, and that's where the future looks brighter for cloud computing. Approximately 88 percent of survey respondents said they have plans to use the cloud to store some portion of their enterprise application and data inside of the next three years.

The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) issued its own report based on responses from a separate survey of 43 enterprises in the United States, Europe and India. According to the IBSG study, Cisco is forecasting that 12 percent of enterprise workloads will be running on a public cloud by 2013. In total, Cisco is projecting the total value of the public cloud computing services market to be worth approximately $44 billion.

Read the rest at ServerWatch.

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