Cloud Survey Shows Continued Momentum Behind Enterprise Cloud Adoption in 2015

February 25, 2015
John Freimuth

So you are curious about the state of the cloud in 2015? So are we.

For a true assessment of cloud adoption rates over the years, few reports have been as useful as Right Scale's aptly named State of the Cloud Survey. Covering trends in public, private, and hybrid cloud adoptions, how central IT is taking the reins by brokering cloud services, and more, this annual survey is a valuable resource for service providers and enterprises alike.

As Data Centre Knowledge notes in its analysis of the report, the State of the Cloud this year is positive. Cloud technology, especially hybrid cloud, has continued gaining momentum year-over-year, and based on this report, it seems that 2015 is no exception.

Here are a few of the more notable takeaways from Right Scale's 2015 State of the Cloud Survey, via Data Centre Knowledge:

  • More than 90% of survey respondents are on the cloud, yet 68% of enterprises are running less than one-fifth of their application portfolio on cloud infrastructure
  • 82% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy, up from 74% last year
  • 88% of organizations use public cloud, compared to 63% that use private

Perhaps the most interesting takeaway from the 2015 survey is how much room there is to grow in the space. The survey suggests that most enterprises run less than 20% of workloads in the cloud, although most enterprises' application portfolios are built with cloud friendly architectures. As Data Centre Knowledge notes, "cloud continues to shift from an alternative to core part of the strategy." Whereas a few years ago cloud was an add-on to enterprise IT strategies, today, it's gaining momentum as a central element of IT.

While we've been reporting on the growth of the cloud for some time here on our blog, Right Scale's 2015 survey reinforces the value of Telx's continued investment in the cloud. In the last several years, we’ve grown our Cloud Xchange significantly to match current and future cloud growth. This report is further evidence that these investments into our Cloud Xchange are sound and that our Cloud Xchange is poised for success.

What’s more, these results and countless others reinforce the importance of partnering with a strong cloud provider. With our vast cloud ecosystem, we're proud to say that we're already serving as that partner for countless successful organizations. As momentum behind enterprise cloud adoption continues to grow, we’d love to serve as your partner for cloud expansion. For more information on how we can help, please visit our Cloud Xchange page.

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