Savvis Study Sees Cloud Dominance of IT by 2018
HONG KONG -- Cost savings, in-house skills shortages and growing emphasis on business-advancing applications will drive enterprises to outsource nearly 70 percent of their IT infrastructure by 2018, according to new research from Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions. This study projects a reversal to today’s situation, in which 65 percent of IT infrastructure resides in in-house environments, and suggests most organizations will arrive at outsourced cloud through hybrid approaches to colocation and managed-service models.
“The next five years will bring a dramatic shift in the way organizations approach IT,” said Jeff Von Deylen, president, Savvis. “Clearly, cloud is part of the picture but it’s not the whole picture. As businesses grow and move more IT infrastructure to outsourcing providers, they will adopt a strategic mix of colocation, managed-hosting and cloud services.”
Savvis commissioned international research firm Vanson Bourne to conduct the survey among 550 IT decision makers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The study offers global insight from key industries, including finance, media and entertainment, retail, healthcare, software and automotive, on trends in IT outsourcing, adoption of cloud solutions and the costs of owning infrastructure. This is the fifth consecutive year for Savvis’ survey on outsourcing trends.
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