Infrastructure-as-a-service is being used by over half of Australian organisations with 20 or more employees, according to research from Telsyte.
A new survey by the analyst firm of the Australian cloud computing market predicts that enterprise spending on cloud will hit $775 million by 2019, up from $366 million in 2015.
Almost two-thirds of the businesses that participated in the study are using an offshore provider for cloud services, with 46 per cent of the CIOs surveyed indicating that they don't face restrictions when it comes to offshoring data.
Hybrid cloud architectures will be deployed by around 40 per cent of Australian enterprises by 2019, according to Telsyte Australian Infrastructure & Cloud Computing Market Study 2015.
"Both the uptake and spending value of cloud is increasing as more testing and production workloads, including virtual machine backups and disaster recovery, are being deployed off-premises," Telsyte senior analyst Rodney Gedda said in a statement.
"The hybrid cloud architecture, and dealing with multiple cloud service providers, both present opportunities for more automation and process improvement."