|[September 10, 2012]
Open Data Center AllianceSM Survey Forecasts Faster Than Expected Cloud Adoption by Members
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Open Data Center Alliance today unveiled the results of their second
annual member survey at the ODCA
Solutions Provider Summit. The results show that members are scaling
cloud adoption 15% faster than previously forecast, with over half of
responding members running a >40% of their IT operations in the private
cloud by 2015 and a quarter of members running more than 40% of their
operations in the public cloud. ODCA membership signaled broad adoption
of solutions based on ODCA requirements with over two-thirds of members
planning on requirement integration into purchasing decisions within the
next twenty-four months. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), human
resources, finance, and sales and marketing are among the applications
driving broad member adoption.
Security continues to lead as a top motivator in cloud adoption targets
for members in the second annual ODCA member survey. The survey, which
included responses from 63 ODCA members, illustrated a number of trends
13 percent of respondents have already made purchase decisions based
onODCA requirements, well ahead of the Alliance's expected initial
solution deployments at year's end.
Three-quarters of members are planning hybrid application deployments
across public and private cloud environments.
Security Monitoring (63 percent) and Security Provider Assurance (63
percent) are the leading usage model targets for member adoption, and
are followed closely by identity-related requirements.
Sales and marketing (53 percent) and productivity (47 percent) are the
leading opportunities for public cloud software as a service (SaaS (News - Alert))
Members called out peer networking, vendor solution influence, and
technical problem solving as the leading values in Alliance membership.
"Our diverse membership provides us with a unique perspective on the
trends and challenges surrounding cloud computing," said Mario Müller,
ODCA chairman and vice president IT infrastructure at BMW. "This survey
not only shows that companies are increasingly using the cloud for
critical business applications, but are also making their IT purchasing
decisions based on ODCA requirements. Clearly, the ongoing,
collaborative efforts of the ODCA are having a major impact on the
The ODCA member survey will be discussed in deeper detail as part of the
ODCA Solution Provider Summit, taking place today in San Francisco. The
Solution Provider Summit is an event focused on accelerating Proofs of
Concept and deployments of cloud through facilitated networking between
enterprises and solution providers.
For more information on the Open Data Center Alliance, the member survey
or the ODCA Solutions Provider Summit, please visit www.opendatacenteralliance.org.
About The Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center Alliance? is an independent IT consortium comprised
of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified
customer vision for long-term data center requirements. The Alliance is
led by a twelve member steering committee which includes IT leaders BMW,
Capgemini, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin,
Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank, T-Systems (News - Alert),
Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions and Services, and UBS. Intel
serves as technical advisor to the Alliance.
In support of its mission, the Alliance has delivered the first customer
requirements for cloud computing documented in eight Open Data Center
Usage Models which identify member prioritized requirements to resolve
the most pressing challenges facing cloud adoption. Find out more at www.opendatacenteralliance.org.
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