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VentureBeat
The Future of Cloud Computing

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VentureBeat

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San Francisco, CA 94111

[email protected]

www.venturebeat.com

The Future of Cloud Computing

Introduction

Survey Description

We surveyed Chief Information Officers and other senior information technology professionals from large companies regarding their

opinions on the future of cloud computing. Respondents included individuals who are currently or have recently evaluated, purchased,

or implemented cloud-based solutions for business applications.

We would like to learn more about how senior IT professionals view cloud services. Discussion of cloud computing’s advantages has evolved

in recent years, moving from an emphasis upon cost savings or the shift from CapEx to OpEx toward stressing the agility that cloud brings to

IT operations. Moreover, today there is a perception that certain types of data, or certain workflows, are not suitable for the cloud. Reasons

cited include concerns over security or network latency. Through this brief survey, we would like to understand how these trends are perceived

in the marketplace and what the future might hold.

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Respondent 09:

The 3 pain points for which my organization are already seeing a solution are:

Spend management (scale is the key factor - “the larger the cheaper”), open standards (latest developments are toward

standardization), technical interoperability / network limitations between highly dependent systems - this may be resolved

with bandwidth increase and better Middleware/Integration.

Respondent 10:

Security - Data Governance - Identity Management

Respondent 11:

Ability to manage the dynamic environment that results from cloud adoption, the ability to manage SLA’s, performance,

availability and reliability across multi-vendor cloud solutions, ability to maintain portability so one can still have strength

negotiating contract renewals.

Respondent 12:

The main pain I see is how you manage your software product once in the cloud. I think a lot will be done in this direc-

tion as to ease this process on behalf of the company that uses any cloud services. Configurations, monitoring, fine tuning

should be made easier.

Respondent 13:

Actually cloud adoption at the Software as a service layer and public IaaS layer (amazon) is gaining quickly, however here

the ‘informal buyer” - non-CIO - is the primary buyer. For CIO/Formal IT organizations it all about the security, reliability,

predictability, and costs before adoption begins in mass.

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Respondent 14:

Interoperability

Security / data privacy

Customization to the local operational and legislative needs

Technical and operational governance

Respondent 15:

Cost savings – Currently for me, the cost seems to not be a large cost savings advantage.

Security – Patient information may not be able to be stored in a public cloud. Either security will increase or there will be

some precedent set.

Logistics – need to be concerned where the data is stored (in country or out).

Respondent 16:

Most of the pain points that will be alleviated will be focused on spend mgt. we will be able to provide more services with-

out dedicated resources and can adjust the available bandwidth to our client quickly.

Respondent 17:

Sub standard IT infrastructure support

Cost of maintaining own data centers

Hardware acquisition and running costs

Respondent 18:

Information Security, integrated device management across enterprise and cloud, application deployment.

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