Ostrato 2014 Cloud Computing Survey: Adoption, Usage, and Challenges

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Ostrato's 2014 Cloud Computing Survey a explores the broad trends surrounding cloud adoption among IT departments. The survey found that cloud adoption is generating many new issues that IT department are struggling to deal with. Companies of All Sizes are Using Clouds - The survey revealed that cloud services are popular across the enterprise spectrum. 63% of companies with more than 10,000 employees use cloud services. Almost half (43%) of small firms (100-1000 employees) deploy cloud services too. Challenges with Hybrid Cloud Implementation - Overall, survey respondents reported that their most pressing challenges were security (45%), management (28%), compliance (26%) and measuring (26%). For larger firms, security remained the number one issue, while integration with other IT services leapt in importance to number two. For smaller firms, cost jumped to second place behind security. Other findings include: The most popular cloud services already in use were VMWare (48%), Amazon Web Services (48%) and Azure (28%). More than one third (33%) of respondents plan on purchasing a cloud management platform in the next twelve months. About Ostrato - Ostrato empowers IT with a single, integrated cloud management platform for governing hybrid cloud environments, while orchestrating with IT services and reducing costs. Ostrato cloudSMTM is designed specifically for enterprises that want an integrated approach to governing and managing their heterogeneous cloud services, whether they are public, private or hybrid. The platform provides tools to ensure that the cloud is utilized to the best advantage across multiple groups and instances in terms of cost, performance, features, functionality and geographic location. More information can be found at www.ostrato.com.

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  • 1. 2014 Cloud Computing Survey:Adoption, Usage and ChallengesThis document is confidential and proprietary not to be copied or otherwisereproduced nor given to parties without prior written consent. Ostrato 2014

2. BackgroundTHE SURVEY: This survey includes responses from 174 participants across allspectrums of the Enterprise ranging from startups to Fortune 100 cos. Keyquestions and data points include: Compare your cloud usage and adoption to your industry peers. Understand cloud adoption by Cloud Service Provider now andbeyond, and why. What are the Top 5 Enterprise challenges associated with cloudadoption, and how are your peers solving those challenges? Prevalence of complimentary technologies like Docker, Puppet, Chef& SaltStack.ABOUT: Ostrato provides an innovative, next generation cloud managementplatform which enables agile organizations to effectively govern, orchestrateand manage cloud computing services.This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.Ostrato.com 3. Respondent DemographicsArchitectVicePresidentTeam LeadOstrato.com38342219511-100 101-1,000 1,001-5,000 5,001-10,000 >10,001Number of RespondentsEmployees in OrganizationManagement /C-Level26%Manager25%IndividualContributor20%11%10%5%Other3%Employee BaseJob RoleBase: Respondents (164)This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc..Base: Respondents (164) 4. Industry DemographicsTelecom., Technology, Internet & ElectronicsTelecom., Technology, Internet & ElectronicsOtherFinance & Financial ServicesGovernmentManufacturingEducationHealthcare & PharmaceuticalsAirlines & AerospaceRetail & Consumer DurablesOstrato.com5548715141310OtherFinance & Financial ServicesGovernmentManufacturingEducationHealthcare & PharmaceuticalsAirlines & AerospaceRetail & Consumer DurablesExisting Cloud UsersPotential UsersNot planning to use Cloud0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90Advertising & MarketingNumber of RespondentsBase: Respondents (164)This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.83Advertising & MarketingNumber of RespondentsBy Profileand IndustryBy IndustryBase: Respondents (164) 5. 86% Using Cloud Today0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35%IT OperationsCTO / ArchitectureSales and MarketingDevelopmentOtherConsulting ServicesManagementProduct ManagementFinanceBusiness DevelopmentOstrato.com% of RespondentsBy OrganizationBase: Respondents (162)Survey RespondentsBase: Respondents (203)This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.Existing CloudUsers86%Potential Users ofCloud7%Not planning touse Cloud7% 6. No Surprise - VMware + AWS LeadCloud ProvidersBy Existing UsersBase: Respondents (348)Multiple choice question. Hence348 is the total count ofresponses & not the individualrespondents5%8%VMwareAWSAzureOtherRackspaceOpenStackGoogle ComputeSoftlayer6%13%5%24%AWSVMwareAzureRackspaceOpenStackGoogle ComputeSoftlayerThis material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.Ostrato.com3%4%7%10%14%24%24%Terremark% of responses6%19%13%6%13%25%3%4%7%8%14%24%Terremark% of responsesExisting UsersPotential UsersExisting vs.Potential UsersBase: Respondents (348)Multiple choice question. Hence348 is the total count of responses& not the individual respondents.Low sample in potential users. 7. Agility & Scalability Top DriversNeed for CloudBy Existing UsersBase: Respondents (480)Multiple choice question. Hence480 is the total count ofresponses & not the individualrespondents.3%AgilityScalabilityCost SavingsFaster Time to MarketImproved BCP/DRInteroperability / PortabilityOther9%17%21%22%15%AgilityScalabilityCost SavingsFaster Time to MarketImproved BCP/DRInteroperability / PortabilityThis material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.Ostrato.com15%21%Existing vs.Potential UsersBase: Respondents (480)Multiple choice question. Hence480 is the total count of responses& not the individual respondents.Low sample in potential users.2%6%14%19%21%CxO Mandate (Cloud is Cool)% of responses4%9%17%22%2%6%14%19%21%CxO Mandate (Cloud is Cool)% of responsesExisting UsersPotential Users 8. Puppet is Top Automation PlatformAutomationPlatforms ByExisting UsersBase: Respondents (117)Multiple choice question. Hence117 is the total count ofresponses & not the individualrespondents.10%OtherPuppetChefAnsible30%PuppetOtherChefAnsibleThis material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.Ostrato.com30%AutomationPlatforms Existingvs. Potential UsersBase: Respondents (117)Multiple choice question. Hence117 is the total count of responses& not the individual respondents.Low sample in potential users.9%21%30%Saltstack% of responses17%33%0%17%33%9%10%21%30%Saltstack% of responsesExisting UsersPotential Users 9. Containerization Education NeededContainerizationBy Existing UsersBase: Respondents (131)What is containerization?Plan to evaluate in next 6 monthsEvaluatingWhat is containerization?Plan to evaluate in next 6 monthsEvaluatingThis material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.Ostrato.com8%23%31%37%Using% of respondents8%23%31%37%0%9%0%91%Using% of respondentsPotential UsersExisting UsersContainerizationExisting vs.Potential UsersBase: Respondents (131)Multiple choice question. Hence131 is the total count of responses& not the individual respondents.Low sample in potential users. 10. Yes78%No22%Yes73%No27%78% CIO InvolvementBase: Respondents (131), Potential users for Cloud (11)Multiple choice question. Hence 131 is the total count of responses & not the individual respondents.Low sample in potential users.This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc. 11. Chargeback for Cost AnalysisYes46%Don't know27%No28%Yes9%No36%Don't know55%Base: Respondents (147), Potential users for Cloud (11)Multiple choice question. Hence 147 is the total count of responses & not the individual respondents.Low sample in potential users.This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc. 12. IT Deploys Cloud Existing UsersBase: Respondents (147)3218247375% of thetimeAll the timeNumber of RespondentsCloud expansion in next 12 months Existing UsersOstrato.comYes88%No12%88% will Expand CloudBase: Respondents (147)This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc. 13. Size of Cloud Environment Existing UsersBase: Respondents (131)532716351,000Number of RespondentsSize of cloud environment (VM's / Instances / Nodes)Involved in Selection of Cloud Tech Existing UsersOstrato.comYes74%No26%How big is your Cloud?Base: Respondents (131)This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc. 14. Security Top ChallengeRole of IT vs. BUBy Existing UsersSecurityManagementComplianceMeasuring / Maintaing ROIIntegrationCost / BudgetPerformanceVendor Lock-InIT AdministrationWorkload MigrationSoftware LicensingOstrato.com10%18%28%12%20% 27%29%26%19%5%5%Business UnitsIT Department% of responsesBroker Manager Cloud Selection Contract / Pricing Negotiation None Other17%26%25%24%23%This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.SignificantChallenges in Cloud Existing UsersBase: Respondents who useCloud (467)Base: Respondents who useCloud IT Department Role(296); BU Role (190)Multiple choice question. Hence296 is the total count of responses& not the individual respondents.3%12%16%22%24%28%45%Other% of responses 15. 62% Require more than CSP ConsolePlan to Manage Cloudby Existing Users8%13%Use Cloud Service Providers' features forPurchase a Cloud Management Platform,Subscribe to a SaaS Cloud Management PlatformIn House SolutionsOutsource to MSP / Cloud Service Brokerage forThis material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc.Ostrato.comSignificantChallenges in Cloud Existing UsersBase: Respondents who useCloud (467)Multiple choice question. Hence467 is the total count of responses& not the individual respondents.Low sample in potential users.Base: Respondents who useCloud (174)7%12%22%38%Other% of respondents 16. Cloud Selection & Adoption TimingWithin next 6months14%Within next 12months29%Not Sure21%> 12 months36%Yes73%No27%Base: Respondents (174) Base: Respondents (174)This material is confidential and proprietary to Ostrato, Inc. and may not be distributed without the expressed written consent of Ostrato, Inc. 17. Ostrato.comThank you.Jay Chapel703 731 8073jchapel@ostrato.com