Although public cloud services were in high demand for the first several years of the technology's infancy, many companies are beginning to understand the value of their own private services. As such, enterprise-class cloud computing adoption has become far more prevalent in the past year, and a new survey revealed that this trend is intensifying further.
InformationWeek recently released its 2014 Private Cloud Survey, which found that the rate of companies with enterprise cloud products currently functioning in their IT departments rose from 21 percent to 47 percent over the past year and a half. The news provider interviewed 242 leaders from midsize and larger enterprises in the United States.
Of those respondents, none stated that their private cloud projects were a failure, the source explained. What's more, as much as 64 percent of those who launched an enterprise cloud model cited either complete or very good success. The survey revealed several other trends with regard to deploying and managing the technology.
For one, InformationWeek stated that 76 percent of firms with functional private cloud products in place have spent more money on employee development to ensure effective use and management of the tools. One-third of the respondents reported that they relied almost entirely on outsourced service providers for their management needs.
Finally, InformationWeek suggested that all companies should consider getting at least one private cloud product into their IT infrastructure as soon as possible, and begin the process of optimizing the services according to their specific needs.
Other trends will likely continue to drive demand for enterprise-class cloud computing products. For example, eWEEK reported last year that Dropbox, a public cloud service, experienced a significant breach that highlighted the potential threats of these models. On the other hand, private cloud options will often dramatically reduce the risk of breach compared to other frameworks.