(The Hosting News) – Communications provider Verizon on Thursday released its State of the Enterprise Cloud report – something that included statistics showing cloud adoption and usage rates between January of 2012 and June of this year.
“Enterprises and governments across the globe have unique challenges and requirements when it comes to cloud computing. These organizations have ever-increasing needs for secure, reliable, and redundant access to the cloud. To fully embrace that cloud, they demand business continuity services and dedicated connectivity to mission-critical data and applications,” stated Verizon’s Kevin King through a company blog post.
The report specifically focused on factors such as driving adoption, storage, future cloud expectations, memory and the demand for virtual machines.
Among its findings, Verizon noted that cloud-based storage had grown by 90% in use during the time period (Jan 2012-June 2013) while cloud-based memory experienced a slightly larger jump of 100%.
The factor leading to the increase? Verizon cited the “the shift of business-critical applications to the cloud” as the primary reason.
And while other cloud components grew considerably, virtual machine deployments were weak, accounting for a small 35% increase; it’s a figure that came as the result of enterprises being able to use more memory and storage capacity through their current VM deployments. Overall, this represents greater cloud efficiency, noted Verizon.
“What is clear to us from this report is that enterprise cloud has reached a tipping point. Organizations have seen the benefits cloud can provide—both in efficiency and cost—and are ready to move an increasing number of mission-critical applications to cloud-based infrastructure. However in order for this to happen, cloud service providers must deliver to enterprise-grade availability and security,” King continued.
The report is the first annual release of its kind from the communications provider. You can view the entire document here (verizonenterprise.com).