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Cloud market metrics

The current cloud landscape

As members of the Cloud Industry Forum, Larato helps to uncover the important trends that impact buyers and sellers of cloud technologies. Today, the cloud landscape is healthy with seven in ten companies expecting to increase their use of cloud services over the coming year.

Cloud market metrics

These UK market metrics were gathered from 250 senior IT and business decision makers in Enterprises, small-to-medium sized businesses and public sector organisations.

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  • Over four in five (84%) organisations use Cloud, demonstrating a steady increase in Cloud usage over the past 5 years (48% in 2010, 53% in 2011, 61% in 2012, 69% in 2013 and 78% in 2014).
  • 78% are using more than one Cloud-based service and half of all respondents expected to move of their entire IT estate to Cloud at some point.
  • 70% of those who already use Cloud expect their adoption to increase over the next 12 months, and 12% of those who do not use Cloud expect to do so within a year.
  • The applications most likely to be Cloud-based are webhosting (58%), collaboration services (55%), and ecommerce (54%).
  • Over three quarters (78%) of respondents’ organisations predominantly run IT internally and the vast majority (85%) have on-site servers/data centres.
  • Around six in ten (58%) are running Windows Server 2003 applications (which require a refresh by July 2015).

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