Cloud Computing in India: CIO Survey Report

December 24, 2010

in Cloud Computing Knowledge Circle,Reports

Read the CIO Research Center’s survey report on Cloud Computing in India.
Disclosures (as per our full disclosure policy): This research initiative is supported by Microsoft.

Download the report by clicking here : Cloud Computing : CIO Survey Report (26279)


Summary of Key Findings:

  • Cloud Computing is no longer considered “hype” by most CIOs. Almost 80% of CIOs believe that it will be an important constituent of their IT strategy within the next one year.
  • More than half of the CIO respondents have started evaluating Cloud Computing.
  • ‘Cost Savings’ is the most important benefit CIOs are expecting from Cloud Computing. This is followed by better scalability and the ability to switch from Capex to Opex.
  • Security continues to be the biggest concern for CIOs when looking at Cloud adoption.
  • It’s not about Public Cloud or Private Cloud; it is about both.
  • Application Hosting (59%) and E-mail (48%) are seen as preferred services that CIOs expect to have on the Cloud in the near-term.
  • According to CIOs, Microsoft is best suited for their organization’s Cloud Computing needs, followed by Amazon, IBM, Google, and Salesforce.
  • In Large Enterprises (more than 500 PCs), Microsoft (24%) has emerged the strongest contender for providing Cloud based services, followed by Salesforce (13%) and Amazon (12%).
  • In SMEs (less than 500 PCs), Amazon (16%) and Microsoft (16%) have a marginal lead over Google (15%). Google has a much stronger perception among SMEs than among Large Enterprises.
  • One out of every four organizations is currently using Cloud Computing for (parts of) its IT.
  • Among existing Cloud users, ‘Hosting of Applications’ is the most used service.
  • Among existing users (overall), Amazon is the leading vendor, closely followed by Microsoft and Google.
  • In Large Enterprises (more than 500 PCs) that are existing users, Microsoft is leading Cloud Computing adoption.
  • In existing SME users, Google has gained the most ground as the Cloud Computing vendor.

Download the report by clicking here: Cloud Computing : CIO Survey Report (26279)

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  • Anonymous

    Look forward to your insights on this research initiative.

    • Ram Kumar Balina

      Very interesting finding, Tapan. Good to see Microsoft emerging as preferred platform for virtualisation. the results have a contraicting trend when it came to existing cloud users. Though, Amazon was leading, for some sectors google was leading and Amazon was not even in top3. Am sure, this survey helps the fraternity in taking informed decision. i am sure, most of us are very focussed and cloud computing and in specific virtualisation is on top of our agenda.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Ram. Among existing users, Amazon is leading overall. In the same set – Amazon is in the 2nd place for both Large Enterprises as well as SMEs.

        Things get very interesting when we look at overall (not just existing users) CIO perceptions for which vendor is best suited for their Cloud Computing needs. Microsoft is leading overall, among Large Enterprises they have a lead over others (Google is not in the top 5 in this category), in SMEs they are tied with Amazon.

  • Ram Kumar Balina

    I would like to know, if anyone tried VDI setup in a considerable way. I am looking at options and Parallels seem to be interesting options.is there anyone who used Parallels in their organisation? Please advise.

  • Aditya Mani

    We have currently moved our entire app to azure. It was part of our corporate strategy… to take our in-house app and convert to cloud for other hospitals in industry to use….

    Love the convenience of ubiquity and scale. However, we’re still facing migration issues and there is no active communities online for azure…

    • http://twitter.com/sanjivgoyal Sanjiv Goyal

      We are using Opsource, we are very happy with them. I like Azure, but it still have some kinks.

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