With the rapid growth of technology experienced in the 21st century, cloud computing has become the trend in most businesses. With the use of cloud computing, things have changed tremendously according to different surveys carried in business.Here is the state of cloud computing 2014.
Increase in use of cloud computing
This trend has continued this year according to survey published by Right scale which reveals that businesses of all sizes are embracing cloud computing. According to the study, there has been adoption for some aspect of the cloud among companies. It seems that cloud computing has reached a point of ubiquity. Among the companies surveyed 94 percent of the firms reported to be using some cloud base applications or are currently experimenting using it. In addition, 87 percent of the companies are using public cloud in one way or another.
Many companies are also making use of hybrid cloud approach, blending both private and public applications. There is also a rise in the perception on the benefits of using the cloud among businesses. Some of the benefits making the businesses to start using this technology include cost saving, business continuity, and availability.
Adoption of cloud technology without well defined policies
Another major factor that has contributed to this drastic growth of cloud computing centers on decision making and planning. In as long as both small and large businesses are using cloud computing, for some aspect of their information technology services, something that is worth noting is that many vital elements of key elements are behind this adoption. Many companies have adopted the use of cloud without first defining some important elements of their cloud computing such as business impact and assessment of risk. According to this study only half of the companies have well defined policies for selecting private or public cloud resources, security and disaster recovery.
Reduction of concerns about cloud computing
Another trend in 2014 regarding cloud computing is that there is reduction in concern about the cloud among many businesses. The concerns have reduced from compliance concerns to cloud security. New businesses that have adopted to cloud computing in 2014 and late 2013 have more concerns, compared to the ones that adopted to cloud earlier. The trend shows that the rate of concern drops with experience.
In overall, the rate of adoption of cloud computing has increased in 2014 with many businesses moving quickly to gain the benefits of this technology. The only problem is that many of them are doing so at the expense of essential planning. The trend is expected to rise even more as more and more businesses continue to adopt to use of technology in their operations.