51% of IT Pros Have Or Are Planning Private Cloud Architectures, According to New InformationWeek Reports Research

61% of non-users cite significant operational cost savings as a top reason to consider a private cloud.

Aug 21, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Private Cloud Vision vs. Reality encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek's recent 2012 Private Cloud Survey and guides readers in sorting out hype vs. reality. More than 400 business technology professionals responded to this poll.

Research Summary:

In this innovative survey, we split our response pool among respondents with private clouds in place, those just starting these initiatives and those holding off for now, to compare expectations and perceived drawbacks with actual early adopter experience. Of respondents who aren't aiming for a private cloud, 32% say their applications are a major hurdle, and 42% say they just don't have the budget. Our data suggests they may be forgoing significant financial advantages.


  • 99% of our survey respondents with private clouds describe their initiatives as successful.
  • 45% of non-adopters say they believe private clouds could deliver a compelling technical advantage.
  • 38% of respondents starting private cloud projects expect to spend 21% or more of their overall IT budgets on the initiative.
  • 16% of respondents starting private cloud projects will buy a preconfigured bundle, like the Cisco/EMC/VMware vBlocks system. Most, 38%, will cobble together individual projects despite 31% citing a lack of standards as a top expected roadblock.


The report author, Mike Fratto, serves as editor of Network Computing.

For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/5/8864/Cloud-Computing/research-private-cloud-vision-vs-reality.html?cid=rpt_press_rls

"It's interesting to compare the reality of early adopters with the expectations of those just getting going," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "Private clouds seem to deliver on efficiency and cost savings, but lessons learned include budgeting for training and making sure software can take full advantage of a cloudified infrastructure."

For more information:
Art Wittmann    
VP & Managing Director, InformationWeek Reports

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