Cloud Chaos Reigns! Businesses Struggle with Dark Cloud Proliferation

Industry: Computer Software/Services

Two Thirds of Companies Surveyed Are Using Multiple Cloud Providers

Sterling, VA (PRUnderground) November 7th, 2014

Almost two out of three (65 percent) businesses say they have implemented more than one cloud service. Of these respondents, almost 88% are planning on increasing their usage of cloud computing in the next twelve months.

These findings are part of the first Ostrato’s 2014 Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, a study that explored the broad trends surrounding cloud adoption and usage within the enterprise. The survey found that while enterprises are increasingly embracing cloud adoption to drive agility and innovation, there are also many challenges that come with this revolutionary change in the way organizations consume infrastructure.

“It’s critical that enterprises have effective financial visibility and controls in place to govern cloud usage and spend,” said Ostrato CEO, Jay Chapel.  “This survey shows that IT departments and corporate leaders need to address the critical issues surrounding hybrid cloud adoption now.”

Companies of All Sizes are Using Clouds

The survey revealed that cloud services are popular across the enterprise spectrum. 63% of companies with more than 10,000 employees use cloud services. Almost half (43%) of small firms (100-1000 employees) deploy cloud services too.

Challenges with Hybrid Cloud Implementation

Overall, survey respondents reported that their most pressing challenges were security (45%), management (28%), compliance (26%) and measuring (26%). For larger firms, security remained the number one issue, while integration with other IT services leapt in importance to number two. For smaller firms, cost jumped to second place behind security.

Other findings include:

  • The most popular cloud services already in use were VMWare (48%), Amazon Web Services (48%) and Azure (28%).
  • More than one third (33%) of respondents plan on purchasing a cloud management platform in the next twelve months.

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About Ostrato

Ostrato’s cloudSM platform helps companies save time and money managing their complex and fast-growing applications and services in the cloud. cloudSM provides enterprises the visibility and control they need to optimize spend, reduce costs and govern user access across AWS, Azure, VMware, OpenStack and other providers. We do this by providing IT and DevOps with an integrated, self-service platform for provisioning and automating all public, private and hybrid cloud services. In addition, managed service providers (MSPs) can use cloudSM to create new revenue streams, differentiate their offerings and drive down internal costs to meet their customers’ growing demand for cloud consumption. Visit to learn more.

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Brock Spradling