Over the past decade, “the cloud” has evolved from a thorn in the side of the CIO to become a clear enabler of business, with incredible opportunity to help organizations change the economic landscape of IT, transform application development and deployment, and kickstart languishing digital transformation efforts. Along with all the good, however, have come some challenges.
Some organizations have discovered that the hoped-for cost savings actually turned into cost overruns, while others discovered that “moving backups into the cloud” actually created unexpected recovery challenges. In this report, Quest and ActualTech Media sought to discover how respondents feel about the cloud and how they make key decisions around cloud adoption and workload migration. In addition, we wanted to discover how organizations overall manage to spend in both their private cloud environments.
Finally, we questioned respondents about how they handle backup and disaster recovery in terms of the public cloud. This report is broken up into two sections. The first discusses the public and private cloud landscape in general terms, while the second focuses on the role that public cloud plays in helping organizations protect their data assets.