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Cloud Computing Industry Trends Report Released By Hosting.com

February 26, 2009 by  

Webmaster NewsLOUISVILLE, KY – Hosting.com, the first name in global hosting solutions and services, today released their 2009 Cloud Computing Trends Report. Hosting.com completed this report based on data it collected over a five-week period by conducting an open survey targeting company executives and IT professionals. Over 600 individuals responded to the survey.

The 2009 Cloud Computing Trends Report introduces new data into the cloud marketplace. This survey provided insight into the expectations small, medium and large businesses have of Cloud Computing, their intended uses, reasons for adopting, and expected time-frames for implementing cloud-based solutions.

The report revealed that there is little difference between how larger companies and small businesses will utilize Cloud Computing. Key findings include:

* Driving Factors for investing in Cloud Computing were similar regardless of company size, including Reduced Costs, Uptime, Scalability and Performance.
* Adoption Rates are not impacted by company size – larger companies, 33% in the next 12 months; small companies, 34% in next 12 months.
* Obstacles services providers must overcome are predominantly Security and Administration/Support. 64% of all respondents and 75% of larger companies list Security as the top concern.
* Utilization is greater among small businesses – over 50% of IT Services delivered from a cloud platform.

“Compared with previously published Cloud Computing research, our survey illustrates a shift in SMB utilization and consumer adoption in just the last 6 months,” stated Aaron Hollobaugh, Hosting.com Director of Communications. “The survey results confirm our intent when we created CloudNine. We architected a solution that is robust and secure enough to support the world’s largest companies, while keeping in mind the masses that will adopt the solution most – small and medium businesses.”

Since the September 2008 Cloud Computing study by InformationWeek, the likelihood of organizations to deliver their IT services on a Cloud platform has doubled. InformationWeek found that 13% of companies expected greater than 25% of their IT services to be in the Cloud, in this study 26% of companies expected 25% or more of their IT services to be delivered from a Cloud – indicating that Cloud Computing is trending upward. An appealing aspect of Cloud Computing is little knowledge is required to set up, configure and maintain the technology and the supporting infrastructure.

Darren King, President and CEO of Hosting.com added, “The bottom line is simple – Cloud Computing provides a high level of service, availability and redundancy at a price point traditional managed solutions cannot match. Cloud Computing is drastically impacting the technology industry and over the next 18 months will forever change how technology services and solutions are delivered.”

The survey can be downloaded online at www.hosting.com/corporate/media-center/cloud-computing-report.aspx

About Hosting.com
Hosting.com provides enterprise colocation, cloud computing, dedicated hosting, managed hosting, disaster recovery and business continuance services to a global customer base demanding a high level of security, reliability and responsiveness. Hosting.com monitors, manages, and enhances the web based platforms of Web 2.0 companies, software as a service providers (SaaS), content distribution networks (CDN), and medium to large enterprises whose web presence is crucial and high availability mandatory. Hosting.com currently operates SAS 70 certified data centers in Louisville, Kentucky; Irvine, California; San Francisco, California; Boston, Massachusetts, and is currently expanding into Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia.

For more information, please visit www.hosting.com.

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