Guest Column | May 9, 2013

Prepare Now For The Hybrid Cloud Upsurge Trend

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By Jay McCall, originally seen on Ingram CloudTalk

I recently came across a study conducted by Avere Systems and Gatepoint Research that highlights cloud trends based on feedback from 100 executives at companies throughout the country ranging in size from SMB to enterprise. Here are the highlights of the report:

  • 80% of respondents are already using some sort of cloud storage. Of those who are currently using cloud, 37% are using the public cloud, 35% are using a private cloud, and 7% are using a hybrid of both public and private clouds.
  • The study also revealed that within the next five years, 45% of respondents plan to use the public cloud for their businesses, 29% plan to use the private cloud, and 22% will implement hybrid cloud options.

I know that’s a lot of numbers to digest, but I don’t want you to miss a very significant statistic for the IT channel, which is that hybrid cloud adoption is going to triple over the next five years.

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