Go figure: Utility computing by the numbers

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This ever-growing collection of facts and figures gives a snapshot of the state of utility computing and related technologies, including Web services, grid computing, and virtualization.

18%

Share of respondents to the latest Evans Data Web services/SOA development survey who say they have implemented an SOA.

Source: ZDNet

89%, 61%, 40%

Large enterprises, medium-sized enterprises and SMBs respectively that are currently using service-oriented architecture (SOA) or plan to be using it by the end of 2005, according to a Forrester Research survey of 116 corporate decision makers.

source: SearchOracle.com

$10.7 billion

Amount IDG predicts will be spent on software-as-a-service worldwide in 2009.

source: InfoWorld

40% CAGR

A new AMI-Partners study projects that SMB adoption of software-as-services will grow at 40% CAGR over the next four years.

source: BusinessWire

Virtual savings - 24%, 16%, 19%

Average savings by early adopters of storage virtualization on hardware, software, and NAS administration respectively.

source: InformationWeek

Grid computing ramping up

The most recent Oracle Grid Index (OGI), which measures the growth of grid computing in businesses worldwide, shows North America (with an OGI of 4.50) holding a slight lead over Europe (4.39) and Asia Pacific (4.37) - for those of you who are keeping score.

source: eChannelLine

SOA's tipping point

Approximately 52 percent of respondents to a recent IDG Research survey reported being familiar with SOA, and 42 percent of that group believe SOA will be a critical or high priority at their companies in the next 12 months.

Source: InfoWorld

$714.9 million - $19.2 billion

The jump in worlwide grid spending from 2005 to 2001, as predicted by an Insight Research report that examined grid spending in 14 vertical industries.

Source: Insight Research

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