In Saugatuck’s recent IT Infrastructure survey, companies indicated a strong preference to shift their IT infrastructures to the Cloud over the next 4 years. Figure 1 shows that while few companies are currently using Cloud as their primary Infrastructure, within 4 years, the balance shifts almost entirely toward the Cloud, with significant focus on Hybrid Cloud (combination of Public and Private Cloud).
Figure 1: Future IT Infrastructure Portfolio
Source: Saugatuck Technology, Cloud Infrastructure Survey, April 2015, n=327 (global)
As a result of this shift to the Cloud, many companies are likely to change their purchasing mix of on-premises hardware to Cloud infrastructure. Currently, many companies indicate that they prefer to purchase both Cloud and On-premises infrastructure and services from Name-brand vendors like IBM, Lenovo, HP, Oracle, and Cisco. Over time, however, the shift toward more Public Cloud is likely to prove more of a boon to the current IaaS providers like Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace. Continue reading Cloud Infrastructure is On the Way