Report: 84% of IT pros will move more workloads to the cloud by 2019 for cost savings, flexibility

Report: 84% of IT pros will move more workloads to the cloud by 2019 for cost savings, flexibility

Enterprises continue to move critical applications and IT infrastructure to the cloud to increase flexibility and save on costs, according to a new report from Ops-ramp, published Thursday.

Some 84% of the 137 IT executives surveyed said they plan to move more workloads to the cloud within the next two years. The top reasons for migrating further were a desire for greater flexibility and scalability (62% of respondents), as well as the ability to avoid capital expenditures on hardware, software, IT support, and security (47%). Another 47% said cost management via elastic provisioning was the primary benefit to moving to the cloud, the survey found.

Saving costs by using cloud technology was a major driving factor for adoption among many IT professionals: 94% of respondents said the cloud would reduce setup and maintenance costs, and 47% said their IT costs would drop by 30-50% from the use of cloud infrastructure and apps.

Some 40% of IT professionals said they are using the cloud in production environments, while 33% said they were using it for development and testing.

Image/s and text sourced from: TechRepublic.com


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