Eighty three per cent of businesses to increase cloud usage

Of that number, almost half (39 per cent) said this increase would be significant. The cloud computing, managed hosting and colocation expert also found that while colocation and cloud continue to coexist, only 61 per cent of respondents said their need for colocation would increase.

The research was carried out by Customer Satisfaction UK, an independent specialist consultancy. The objective of the study was to understand and investigate the needs, expectations, opinions and experiences of the sample with regards to cloud, IT and service providers. The sample comprised senior IT decision makers and C-level executives across UK based organisations in a host of different industries.

The survey also found that this difference in growth between cloud and colocation wasn’t reflected in IT budgets — respondents said 22 per cent of their IT spend was on colocation, while cloud only accounted for 15 per cent of budget.

‘We’ve all been in the industry long enough to know that cloud migration isn’t new. Instead, what organisations are focusing on is the way in which cloud is being used within their IT estates, and how they can properly leverage its benefits,’ said Matt Lovell, CTO, Pulsant.

Of those companies surveyed, 39 per cent of infrastructure is already cloud based and 60 per cent of that is private cloud.

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