Surfing the Surveys: Cloud, Security and Those Pesky Breaches
2012/03/29 - SYS-CON Media
Zenoss 100 Best Cloud Stats of 2011: Admittedly, this came out last year but it is still a great statistical overview of Cloud Computing. It starts with data growth stats, like 48 hours of video uploaded to youtube every minute; that 74% of Data Centers have increased their server count over the last three years accounting for 5.75 million new servers every year yet 15% do not have data backup and recovery plans; that, on average, cloud users report saving 21% annually on those applications moved to the cloud; that a delay of 1 second in page load times equals 7% loss of conversions, 11% fewer pages viewed and a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction; that Agility is the top driver for cloud adoption and Scalability the top factor influencing cloud use; that 74% of companies are using some sort of cloud service today yet 79% do not have an IT roadmap for cloud computing and a whole slew of others. All the stats appear to be attributed and run the gamut from storage to cloud to apps.