Date Added: Mar 2010
Users will be challenged and served by these technology trends. Most will find a mix of on-premises application infrastructure and cloud application infrastructure services to be the best answer. However, the proportion of the two approaches will differ among users, industries and geographies. It will also change over time. Companies must be prepared for the increasing spectrum of opportunities and the increasingly diverse technology choices they will face in the next five years. By 2015, more than 25% of enterprises will directly use application infrastructure technology that is cloud-based, up from less than 4% in 2010. Mainstream organizations must prepare to evaluate a full range of deployment options, including cloud, when planning their future application infrastructure investments.