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2018 Cloud Computing Survey

The 2018 IDG Cloud Computing study was conducted to measure cloud computing trends among technology decision-makers, which includes their usage and plans across various cloud service and deployment models, investments, business drivers and impact on business strategy and plans. This year’s research shows that organizations continue to increase their investment and evolve their cloud environments in order to leverage the technology to drive their business forward.

Keys Findings:

  • Seventy-three percent of organizations have at least one application, or a portion of their computing infrastructure already in the cloud – 17% plan to do so within the next 12 months.
  • The average cloud budget is up from $1.62 million in 2016 to $2.2 million today. This does change by company size with enterprise organizations investing $3.5 million and SMBs investing $889,000 (which is up from $286K in 2016).
  • More than one third of respondents (38%) shared that the IT department feels pressure to migrate 100% to the cloud.
  • Organizations are utilizing a mix of cloud delivery models. Currently the average environment is 53% non-cloud, 23% SaaS, 16% IaaS and 9% PaaS; however, will evolve to only 31% non-cloud within 18 months.
  • Forty-two percent of organizations are using multi cloud. The top two benefits of a multi cloud strategy are increased cloud options (59%) and easier and faster disaster recovery (40%).

Don’t miss the latest version of this research – view the 2020 Cloud Computing Study here.

For additional information on this study, view the excerpt below.

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