According to Techaisle, a global market research organization, cloud adoption within US small and medium businesses is currently 89 percent and will reach 96 percent in 2015. Simultaneously, Eurostat (European Commission statistics) reports that in 2014 almost twice as many firms used public cloud servers as private cloud servers. Moreover, already half of EU cloud adopters used cloud computing for advanced cloud services relating to financial and accounting software applications, CRM or business applications.
Huge cloud players invest gigantic amounts of money in their cloud offerings. These investments started in 2005 according to Gartner. By 2012, Google had already spent $20.9 billion on its cloud infrastructure, closely followed by Microsoft and Amazon with roughly $18 billion and $12 billion respectively.
“It went up! It went up to the cloud!
And you can’t get it down?
Nobody understands the cloud!”
I don’t know if you’ve heard about the comedy last year where an intimate video tape got backed up to the cloud by mistake and the couple didn’t know how to get it down… Well, leave that mystery cloud for the movies. In reality, the cloud is the next IT computing model, that thanks to its large advantages for small and large companies, will gradually replace most of the traditional IT systems . It’s why we maybe should call it postmodern IT.
The cloud: it’s here today, it’s real and it is ready to host your production environment for you. Is it itching to get started? To know more? To see it at work? Contact the Delaware Consulting Cloud Taskforce to get started right away!
Our Cloud Taskforce will publish a series of blog posts. Next up: cloud business drivers and risks.