Key Findings

Almost 50% of those are decision makers – 18% are C-level executive, while a further 33% are at mid- management level.

1. When it comes to the stage of adoption of different cloud services, most respondents report they are already being used in production. Specifically:

Software as a service – 65%, Private/ internal cloud – 63%; Storage as a service 57%; IaaS – 56%; Paas – 52%.

2. The top three most important benefits of cloud computing are the ability to grow and shrink IT capacity on demand, the ability to rapidly launch new products and services, and cost savings on hardware.

3. Security concerns (55%), geographic location of cloud provider data centres (54%) and compliance concerns (47%) top the list of barriers to cloud adoption.

4. The top three types of business applications being used (or planned to use) in the cloud are software development (59%), office productivity tools (58%), and internal enterprise applications (58%).

5. An overwhelming majority (80%) said they do consider the applications they are using in the cloud to be mission-critical for their business.

6. When it comes to their current backup and recovery solution being able to meet recovery time objectives, just over half (53%) of the respondents indicated they have run tests and found the recovery time to be acceptable. Only 9% reported they are not happy.

7. A vast majority (70%) have considered cloud as a long-term home for their backup data; only 13% are unsure.

8. The tools that companies are most likely to have explored in their environments are Docker, Kubernetes and OpenStack.