IDC: Global cloud infrastructure hit $7.6bn in Q315
Global cloud IT infrastructure, incorporating public and private, hit $7.6 billion (£5.32bn) in the third quarter of 2015, according to a research note from IDC.
HP, with a 15.7% market share in 3Q15 and revenue of $1.18bn, remains the top dog in cloud infrastructure according to the researchers, gaining in share from the previous year (15.0%). Dell and Cisco are in joint second place – the result of two vendors being less than one statistical point apart –...
2016 cloud computing forecast: Private, hybrid, and automation
As we look forward to 2016, there is a lot to reflect on and forecast in cloud. Below you will find my top predictions for the year ahead.RIP private cloud
The biggest missed story of 2015 has been the profound failure of the private cloud.
Just a few years ago, the private cloud was IT’s solution to remaining relevant to their business partners. I remember attending OpenStack Boston 2011 at the height of the private cloud movement, where everyone seemed convinced of the...
Spending review demands faster move to cloud for public sector
If we have learned anything about budget announcements over the past 10 years, it is to prepare yourself for the unexpected. I’d be surprised, however, if anyone predicted the extent to which the 2015 Autumn Statement put such an emphasis on the role of IT in the transformation of government.Lean government
With substantial job cuts resulting from reduced funding right across the public sector, the Chancellor’s clear objective is that by 2020, processes which still...
Gartner expects five years for hybrid cloud to reach productivity: Are they right?
Gartner has released its latest hype cycle for emerging technologies, and while the likes of autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things sits atop the peak of inflated expectations, hybrid cloud computing is a bit further down the line heading straight for the trough of disillusionment.
The analyst house groups a bunch of technologies in three different stages and heavily influenced by its nexus of forces – mobile, social, cloud and information. Hybrid cloud comes under the...
CIA claims its Amazon Web Services cloud is at ‘final operational capability’
It was one of the most fascinating battles of 2013: who would win the lucrative CIA cloud computing contract? Two horses were in the race, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM; and it was the former who eventually came out on top despite appeals from the latter.
Now, according to CIA chief information officer Doug Wolfe, the AWS cloud has attained “final operational capability”.
The hype around cloud computing has been justified, say enterprises
85% of respondents in a Tata Communications survey say that cloud computing had lived up to industry hype in their experience, with 23% saying cloud had exceeded their expectations.
Increased productivity was the most popular benefit according to 69% of those polled, with better access to data (65%) and reductions in costs (63%) also highly cited. 83% of respondents admitted they experienced benefits they weren’t expecting to see.
The report added to the plethora of...
Gartner analyst muses on why so many are upset with their private cloud
According to survey figures released by Gartner, 95% of attendees at the analyst house’s Datacentre Conference in Las Vegas are unhappy with their private cloud deployments.
The 140 respondents were given six potential options to explain what was going wrong with their private cloud, alongside a ‘nothing is going wrong’ option. 31% cited a failure to change the operational model, 19% said it was simply doing too little, and 13% cited...
CIOs still concerned over public cloud, Google usage dwindling in new report
CIOs surveyed by investment firm Piper Jaffray in its latest study have reported dissatisfaction with public cloud solutions, and are departing Google as their choice of public cloud provider.
The report, which polled 112 CIOs across eight industries, found nearly three quarters (73%) had allocated budget to private, hybrid or public cloud projects in 2015, yet the security of public cloud was cited by 35% of respondents as the primary reason for keeping data on premise.
The public v private cloud discussion is dead, says Verizon report
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Verizon’s yearly report on the state of enterprise cloud computing has found that the public v private debate, while “convenient shorthand”, is “inadequate to describe the massive variety of cloud services available today.”
The report, which features survey results from 451 Research of almost 1000 respondents, found a variety of interesting nuggets:
- 65% of enterprises are using cloud computing
- More than 80% of cloud spend is managed by the IT department – over half directly by the CIO
- 71% of enterprises expect to...