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Techworld Cloud survey results

We surveyed Techworld Australia's readers about their Cloud plans.

  • Earlier this year, Techworld Australia, in conjunction with [[xref:http://www.solarwinds.com|SolarWinds]], surveyed its readers about the current state of Cloud adoption and future plans.

  • What is the approximate number of employees in your organisation? 0-50; 51-1000; 1000-5000; >5000
  • What is the size of your IT environment? Small (<100 systems); Medium (100-300); Large (300-1000); Extra large (>1000)
  • If you are using Cloud, for what purposes are you using it? Deploying existing applications; Data storage/backup; Developing new applications; Software as a service applications; I am not using Cloud
  • If you are assessing or evaluating Cloud, for what purposes are you considering its use? Deploying existing applications; Data storage/backup; Developing new applications; Software as a service applications; I do not plan to use Cloud
  • What Cloud verticals are you working in, and what applications? Private; Public; Hybrid; IaaS; PaaS; SaaS
  • What do you see as the biggest hurdles to cloud use? Security; Control; Reliability; Future-proofing
  • What percentage of your key applications will be deployed on Cloud next year? 0-10%; 11-30%; 31-50%; 51-80%; 81-100%; N/A
  • Why did you move to the Cloud? Cost, Scalability, Ease of Deployment
  • What do you think will be the biggest Cloud management challenge? Implementing chargeback; Managing performance contention; Implementing a self-service portal; Automating the end-to-end process; Getting business acceptance
  • What hypervisor or virtualization vendors will you use in the next year for private Cloud management? (check all that apply) VMware; Citrix; Microsoft; KVM; Openstack
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