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Industry Recap – February 2016
Author: Marc Crespi Posted: Mar 01, 2016

In February, the cloud (hybrid cloud specifically) ruled the industry. RightScale announced its 2016 State of the Cloud Report that found hybrid cloud adoption increased from 58 percent to 71 percent in 2015 thanks to the rising adoption of private cloud computing. Music to our ears as this research syncs perfectly with our beliefs and validates our position that hybrid cloud is the perfect vehicle to deliver disaster recovery and is the basis for our company.

Take a look below to read more about the State of the Cloud Report and a few other articles in February that caught our eyes.

State of the Cloud: Hybrid Rules

SiliconANGLE: State of the Cloud: Hybrid cloud adoption increases dramatically
By Michelle Davidson (@michedav)
As cloud users and cloud service providers mature, hybrid cloud adoption is growing significantly. Hybrid cloud adoption rose from 58 percent in 2015 to 71 percent thanks to the increased adoption of private cloud computing, which rose to 77 percent, according to RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud Report. “At this point, almost everybody is using some amount of cloud—either public, private or a combination of the two,” said Kim Weins, vice president of marketing at RightScale. Ninety-five percent of respondents said they are running applications or existing in one or more clouds. And as enterprises already using public cloud adopted private cloud, they became hybrid cloud users automatically, she said.

InfoWorld: Report shows Docker, hybrid cloud usage on the rise
By Serdar Yegulalp (@syegulalp)
Hybrid and private clouds are gaining in popularity as more enterprise workloads head to the cloud, and Docker is taking off like gangbusters. But there is also a palpable lack of cloud expertise. These are among the conclusions reached by enterprise SaaS cloud provider RightScale in the 2016 edition of its “State of the Cloud Report,” which was drawn from a survey of more than 1,000 IT professionals on cloud usage in their organizations.

Survey Says

SC Magazine: Survey finds enterprises moving toward hybrid cloud model
By Jeremy Seth Davis (@heyjsd)
A new survey charting the priorities of information security professionals found a shift in enterprise companies’ approach to private and public cloud infrastructure. The report, published by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and vArmour, noted that enterprises are moving toward a hybrid cloud model. The study found that 57 percent of professionals said their organization uses both public and private cloud infrastructure to support production applications and workloads, while 39 percent of survey participants said their organization uses only private cloud infrastructure, and just four percent of those surveyed said their organization uses only public cloud infrastructure.

Cloud = Efficiency

Business Cloud News: Efficiency gains most compelling reason for cloud, say enterprises
By Staff Writer (@BizCloudNews)
The majority of US enterprises will increase their spending on cloud computing by up to 50% this year, according to US based researcher Clutch. Conversely, the research also indicates that 6% of enterprises will cut their spending on cloud. The survey of 300 IT professionals at medium to large enterprises could indicate the different uses for cloud computing, with some companies using it to manage costs while others use it as a strategic weapon.

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