Cloud Storage Forecast: Sunny With A Strong Chance Of Hybrid

06:08:01 - 22 October 2014

Avere Survey of Over 200 Cloud and Storage Professionals Finds That 58 Percent of Organizations Are Building a Hybrid Cloud, and the Number Is Growing

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired) -  Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today released the findings of an original cloud adoption study conducted at the 2014 Cloud Expo New York and the 2014 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit New York. More than half of the attendees surveyed (58 percent) indicated that they are building hybrid cloud solutions for their organizations, which is significant as many industries look to leverage the advantages of the cloud without having to rip out their existing computing and storage infrastructures. Aside from technology companies, the survey showed that life sciences and finance organizations were most interested in adopting cloud solutions. 

Over a quarter of attendees surveyed reported that their top-level executive teams were driving their organizations' cloud strategy, followed by nearly a quarter of storage and data management professionals. A majority of respondents indicated that they plan on migrating at least some of their on-premises applications to the cloud within the next two years.

"The reality is that most organizations today are straddling between on-premises and public cloud solutions as they look to implement their cloud strategies," said Rebecca Thompson, vice president of marketing, Avere Systems. "Whether their data lives on premises or in the cloud, data movement needs to be both transparent and easily managed. At Avere, we're making sure companies are able to leverage the numerous benefits of cloud technology without sacrificing performance, security or availability of data."

Key findings:

  • Hybrid Cloud Adoption - 58 percent of attendees are adopting a hybrid cloud strategy. Similarly, 58 percent of attendees plan on migrating at least some of their on-premises applications to the cloud within the next two years.
  • Cloud Leadership - 26 percent of attendees indicated that their top level executive team were driving cloud strategy within their organizations, while 22 percent of respondents said storage / data management teams were spearheading these decisions. 
  • Cloud Vendors - 49 percent of respondents indicated that Amazon Web Services is their cloud of choice for storage, with over half (56 percent) considering the service for object storage. 19 percent of respondents are considering Google and 13 percent Microsoft Azure.

This survey was conducted on-site at AWS Summit New York and Cloud Expo New York. A total of 205 respondents were asked a series of questions relating to cloud adoption and cloud storage. For full survey results visit the blog post here.

About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere's hybrid cloud solutions give companies -- for the first time -- the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit www.averesystems.com.

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