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The Cloud Council of 7 (CCO7) is proud to announce that we have joined other industry leaders in order to compile information regarding how the Cloud is currently being used. Under the direction of North Bridge Venture Partners, nearly forty Cloud Computing organizations will survey what you have to say about the Future of Cloud Computing and make the results available to you. The survey addresses both sets of Cloud constituents — users and vendors — of enterprise Cloud software, support, and services. It explores key areas such as drivers for Cloud computing, inhibitors, sourcing, hiring, TCO, business sectors affected by the Cloud, and user interests for future Cloud services. At the same time, the survey will provide some profile information on the types of services being used today.
Results of 2011 Future of Computing Survey
Of the 413 respondents to last year’s survey, emergence of innovation and agility were the key drivers to Cloud adoption.Scalability and cost factors were paramount when companies considered moving to the Cloud. Business demands, increasing workloads and application backlogs can be more effectively dealt with as well as the development of new Cloud applications.Other important findings were that 55 % of those surveyed believe the Cloud to have lower TCO. About 25 % believe vendor lock-in and interoperability to be major obstacles to Cloud adoption. And, 31 % put compliance and security as major concerns. Private Cloud and PaaS were perceived to be still in the infancy stages.