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Market Trends: Cloud Adoption Trends Favor Public Cloud With a Hybrid Twist

Published: 04 August 2016

ID: G00294424

Analyst(s): Ed Anderson , Sid Nag

Summary

Cloud adoption continues unabated as cloud use cases shift beyond simple tactical outcomes to strategic benefits. Product and service offering managers can use this research to better understand cloud adoption patterns and successful customer engagement strategies.

Table Of Contents

Market Trend

  • Market Trend No. 1: Rapid Growth of Cloud Adoption Continues, Trending Toward Public Cloud
    • Organizations Using Cloud Almost Always Have a "Cloud First" Strategy
    • Forty Percent of IT Spending Is Allocated to Cloud, With Increases Expected
    • IT Modernization Leads as the Top Driver for Public Cloud Adoption
    • Security and/or Privacy Concerns Is the Top Inhibitor to Public Cloud Adoption
  • Market Trend No. 2: Hybrid Cloud Scenarios Will Dominate
    • Organizations Use a Variety of Cloud Models
    • Hybrid Cloud Usage Will Increase
    • The Use of Internal Private Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud Will Increase
  • Market Trend No. 3: The Lines Are Blurring Between Cloud Service Types

Contrarian View

  • Public Cloud Services Must Reliably Meet an Increasingly Diverse Set of Requirements

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