The State of Cloud Technology – The End User Perspective
John Webster, Sr. Analyst at Evaluator Group, is the lead technologist on Cloud and Hybrid Cloud. He interacts regularly with Cloud vendors and service provider, large enterprise IT users as well as our end user panel, the Evaluator Visionaries. These ongoing conversations provide a clearer understanding of how this technology area is evolving, especially as it relates to the user’s real data management needs and budgetary requirements.
This research study examines the adoption and progression of Enterprise IT organizations as they expand their use of Cloud technologies, both on and off premises. After compiling and analyzing data from survey and interviews, Evaluator Group breaks down the top eight use cases for Hybrid Cloud, detailing adoption, expenditures, barriers, implementation options, use of data services, decision making, Public Cloud provider preferences and other decision elements. The Study covers the top use cases which were previously identified in the 2017 study and confirmed in 2018.
Download our free Research Study overview and full table of contents. The overview includes:
Webinar: A Cloud-first Guide to Hybrid Cloud Storage
Even with a cloud-first strategy, enterprise IT is increasingly concluding that there will always be an on-premises component, leading them to the conclusion that the hybrid cloud is the only long-term end state. This presentation focuses on the data aspect of hybrid cloud. Storage is foundational to computing. The same statement is just as true for hybrid cloud computing. This presentation looks briefly at the data aspect by identifying use cases (DR, data protection, archive, etc.) and then looks into how users are implementing and managing hybrid cloud storage.