Close to two-fifths of organizations now run private clouds in one form or another, and one-fourth are using public cloud services in an enterprise capacity. Private clouds are being extended deeper into the organizations that have them — a majority expect to be running most of their workloads in the cloud within the next 12 months, especially Platform as a Service middleware. In addition, close to one-third of public cloud users report they are employing hosted services to run their private clouds for them.
These are some of the findings of a new surveyjust published by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. The survey of 262 enterprise IT and data managers — most of whom are with the theIndependent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), finds that cloud computing continues gaining converts within the enterprise, and is pushing down deep roots within companies that have deployed the approach. I helped design and wrote the analysis for the survey, which was underwritten by Oracle.