IBM and IDC Survey Indicates Increased Cloud Usage
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – IBM recently announced the survey results of the IDC Asia Pacific Countries excluding Japan (APeJ) Survey 2012, which indicate a high level of acceptance and understanding of the business value of both public and private cloud in most Asia Pacific countries excluding Japan (APeJ). The survey showed that many of the organizations in Asia Pacific are researching and testing private and public cloud, while some plan to use it in the next six months.
The survey was conducted by IBM in collaboration with IDC Asia Pacific, where close to 900 organizations across the region were asked about their preference for the different cloud platforms and their priorities in using cloud computing. A prediction was also obtained from the results of the survey, indicating that by 2015, most business computing categories will be available from the cloud. It is also possible that current cloud vendors will not be able to sustain themselves on the cloud without a long-term strategy.
In light of the survey results, IBM have developed four cloud adoption patterns. They are the Cloud Enabled Data Center, Cloud Platform Services, Business Solutions on Cloud, and the Cloud Service Provider. These cloud adoption patterns can help clients accelerate entry into new market segments and deliver optimal services.
The results were delivered by Chris Morris, Associate Vice President, Services Practice Asia Pacific, Cloud Services Asia Pacific, IDC Australia, and Rich Lechner, Vice President, Cloud and Services Marketing, IBM Corporation, with Ku Chuan Cherng, Country Cloud Leader, IBM Malaysia being present.
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