SUNNYVALE, Calif. Jan. 25, 2011
Cloud computing adoption growing
- Forty-eight percent of organizations report using or are planning to use private cloud computing
- One in five organizations (20 percent) are currently using public cloud computing, and another 34 percent are investigating with the intent to implement a public cloud
- Fifty-five percent of companies using public cloud computing, and 39 percent of those using private cloud computing, first adopted cloud computing in 2010
More than half of companies underutilizing cloud computing
- More than half of companies (52 percent) report having cloud infrastructure resources that are rarely or never used
- Forty-seven percent report some or lots of excess capacity
Private cloud computing used, considered for use for software development and test
- Software development is one of the biggest uses of private cloud computing
- Fifty-six percent of companies report using or considering to use private cloud computing for software development and/or testing
Cloud computing spend to grow in 2011
- $6,335 $23.31
- $6,920 $26.63
- Average return on investment (ROI) for cloud infrastructure was reported at 46 percent (however 57 percent of respondents either did not know or could not quantify their ROI on cloud computing)
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Software development and the private cloud
Software development tasks perceived to derive the greatest benefits from private cloud computing were:
- System testing, 49 percent
- Requirements planning and tracking, 42 percent
- Static analysis, 39 percent
- Source code control, 34 percent
- Defect tracking or deployment automation, 33 percent
Among companies that use a private cloud, 86 percent of respondents said having more visibility into the development team’s resource utilization would be somewhat to extremely desirable. When asked about the barriers to development using the private cloud more, respondents reported the following:
- They feel the need to manage their own processes and environment, 50 percent
- Their entire development tool chain is too difficult to get on the cloud, 12 percent
- Their brittle infrastructure precludes moving it to the private cloud, 21 percent
- We have not yet made it available to them, 18 percent
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