The massive shift to remote work driven by the pandemic has accelerated the prioritization of the cloud as IT infrastructure. The 2022 Cloud Computing Survey from Foundry (formerly IDG Communications, Inc.), reports in the first Q of the year, that 69% of companies have accelerated their migration to the cloud in the last 12 months, and are expected The percentage of companies with the most or all of their IT infrastructure in the cloud will increase from 41% (current) to 63% in the next 18 months.
Additionally, 60% of IT Decision Makers agree that cloud capabilities helped them achieve greater and sustainable revenue in the last year. Over the next year, organizations plan to allocate an average of 32% of their IT budgets to cloud strategy, according to Foundry’s annual report in its recent U.S. Cloud Computing survey.
The 2022 Cloud Computing Survey from Foundry (formerly IDG Communications, Inc.) represents the practices and opinions of 850 IT decision makers (ITDMs) who are involved in the cloud computing purchasing process and whose organization has, or plans to have, at least one application or part of your infrastructure in the cloud.
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of ITDMs say their organization defaults to cloud-based services when upgrading or acquiring new technical capabilities. However, to migrate existing workloads and applications, one-third (32%) are rebuilding or refactoring most of their applications for the cloud, as part of a cloud-first strategy.
About a quarter (23%) are taking a gradual approach of rebuilding or refactoring a few specific applications to host them with a single cloud service provider. Only 6% have not yet decided on a modernization strategy, while the remaining 6% have no cloud migration plans.
There is no doubt that cloud computing plans are not slowing down, however, it is also evident that technology decision-makers need assistance to successfully execute their cloud strategy.
The key points of Cloud Computing research that should be considered are:
- Cloud budgets continue to rise: on average, organizations will spend $78 million on cloud computing over the next 12 months, up from $73 million, which was spent in 2020.
- Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Security-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and cloud-based analytics are considered the main cloud growth areas for 2022. However, these areas differ depending on company size and industry.
- Organizations are opting for cloud-based services when upgrading or purchasing new technical capabilities, driving their cloud investments thanks to their business objectives.
- As in all aspects of business, security remains a priority when investing in cloud solutions. The number one business driver for cloud computing is enabling disaster recovery and business continuity.
- Despite the benefits that organizations reap from the cloud, a variety of challenges still stand in their way, primarily related to cost control, security expertise, and lack of team skills. To achieve this, Clouxter helps organizations on the path to adopting and consolidating the correct use of the cloud, accelerating their learning curve.
FOUNTAIN; Cloud Computing Study 2022, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications, Inc.).