The charts provided below show the types of cloud services being adopted, reasons why businesses are adopting cloud services — as well as those who don’t yet want to switch. We hope that this information will help you make wise decisions when considering cloud services adoptions.
First Of All: What Is The Cloud?
As the graphic says, cloud computing is using someone else’s server to host, process, or store data. This graphic represents three common cloud Services: IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service, PaaS – Platform as a Service, and SaaS – Software as a Service.
Why Do Businesses Use The Cloud?
The IDC Enterprise Panel polled businesses and found that some of the most popular benefits of the cloud are that you pay only for what you use, it’s easy to use, and you have the flexibility of monthly billing.
Most Popular Cloud Service?
According to this survey by NetIQ, Software as a Service is currently the most popular cloud computing service, followed by Infrastructure as a Service.
Growth of Cloud Computing
As this graphic shows, in 2008 many businesses had not yet converted to cloud computing, but its popularity has grown quickly in recent years and continues to trend upward.