(The Hosting News) – FiberCloud, a nationwide IT infrastructure provider and cloud pioneer, today released the findings from a recent cloud adoption survey that targeted 400+ business owners and decision makers in companies with between 50-500 employees. While the survey shows that only 29% of SMBs have adopted the cloud, it also indicates that those very businesses are planning to become even more cloud-centric by putting additional data, applications and IT infrastructure in the cloud during the remaining seven months of 2014. In fact, more than half of the respondents indicate that a majority of their business will be in the cloud by year end, and one third say they will run a whopping 66-100% of their business in the cloud.
The cloud has had a profound impact on SMBs. They say that the cloud has allowed them to replace aging IT infrastructure, access leading edge technology, helped them quickly implement and scale new initiatives and facilitated increased security or compliance for mission-critical operations. Most of the companies – 75% – have leveraged the cloud for the past 1 to 5 years. While many of the decision makers say that the cloud has helped them increase security or compliance, they also indicate that they still have some security concerns although they maintain that the benefits outweigh the risks, adding that security concerns can be addressed by using the right cloud environment.
“Businesses of all sizes are increasingly embracing the cloud and the SMBs we surveyed are true believers; on a mission to put the cloud to work for them,” said Sue DeFlorio, COO at FiberCloud. “We believe the cloud generates tremendous opportunity for our expanding network of MSP, VAR and IT reseller partners who already provide a variety of IT, networking and support services to SMBs. They are poised and ready to take advantage of the growing demand.”
Other trends, such as the most popular applications to put in the cloud and the types of cloud environments most frequently preferred by SMBs, also emerged from the survey. Indeed, the vast majority of cloud adopters favor private clouds rather than public and hybrid environments.
Learn more about the survey findings, including cloud adoption sentiments among those SMBs who have not yet moved to the cloud, by contacting us at news[at]fibercloud[dot]com. Learn more about FiberCloud athttp://www.fibercloud.com.
FiberCloud is a nationwide IT and cloud infrastructure provider delivering best-in-class cloud, colocation and connectivity solutions. Recognized as an outstanding service provider with a commitment to human-scale support, FiberCloud’s outsourced IT solutions facilitate growth at any speed. FiberCloud’s customer-centric approach to service combined with our growth-ready infrastructure and innovative solutions help companies increase business agility, secure mission-critical operations, access IT assets and optimize performance. For more information about FiberCloud’s innovative solutions, please call 877.926.3282 or visit our website at http://www.fibercloud.com.
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