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Jamcracker Brings Out Report on Cloud Adoption Trends
[April 08, 2013]

Jamcracker Brings Out Report on Cloud Adoption Trends

Apr 08, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Jamcracker, a Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) enablement company, announced the results of the third annual report on cloud adoption and usage.

According to a release, the explosion of cloud services offerings over recent years has presented a tremendous market opportunity for solutions that simplify the complexity associated with delivering and consuming multiple cloud services from disparate providers.

The largest segment of cloud adoption continues to be software-as-a-service (SaaS), followed by infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), as organizations of all sizes are shifting from an "operation" focus to an "aggregate" IT delivery and consumption model. Cloud adoption by small and medium enterprises is increasingly happening through CSB providers, such as telcos and traditional IT distribution channels. Large Enterprise and Government IT cloud adoption is gaining traction, driving an interest in on-premise as well as hosted Internal CSB deployment models. Additionally, Jamcracker observed collaboration and messaging applications accounted for nearly 50 percent of cloud sales, suggesting that organizations are consuming services that accommodate the "bring your own device" and mobile workforce trends.

Additional key findings of the report include: - Accelerated growth - 2012 was a year that experienced significant expansion of the CSB model among traditional and emerging segments; including telcos, IT distributors, ISV ecosystems, and enterprise/government IT organizations. External CSB marketplace operators experienced significant growth as they expanded their focus beyond market trials and ramped up their cloud services sales and marketing activities, and on average more than doubled their year-over-year growth.

- Move towards distribution partners - Cloud providers are increasingly seeking distribution partners, illustrated by continued growth in Jamcracker's ecosystem of cloud providers.

- Increase in IT usage - Enterprise and Government IT, particularly at the Federal level, is seeing significant growth and interest in the CSB model, with notable examples including CSB RFIs that were issued by the US General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Information Services Agency (DISA), two of the largest IT organizations in the world.

- Messaging applications #1 - The largest portion of CSB sales, 27 percent, was messaging applications, followed by collaboration applications at 22 percent and business applications at 18 percent. The remaining portion of sales is accounted for by infrastructure, backup and storage, security, and other miscellaneous applications. Messaging and collaboration applications continue to comprise nearly 50 percent of sales, symptomatic of the "bring your own device" and mobile workforce phenomena.

- Enterprise IT pilots - Indications for 2013 are that the market will continue to experience a rapid expansion of the CSB model into mainstream service providers /telcos, IT distributors, ISV ecosystems as well as within enterprise and government IT organizations - with the latter segment "testing the CSB waters" via pilots and other initiatives to better understand the implementation and operations considerations and to allocate budget for full-scale adoption in 2014.

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