Open source cloud computing slow to catch on, survey finds

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Cloud Computing, CloudStack, Eucalyptus

The report notes some other interesting figures about overall cloud adoption, finding that VMware is the dominant hypervisor in the enterprise, powering three-quarters of virtualized environments. KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V and Xen each followed in terms of their prominence, with about one-fifth of respondents noting they use those hypervisors. Only 16% also said they were using a platform as a service (PaaS), although 30% of those who said they are not said they are interested. As a comparison, another recent survey of more than 750 respondents by North Bridge Venture Capital partner Michael Skok found that 82% of users were using a software as a service (SaaS) application. A Gartner report recently found that SaaS has by far the most investments in it so far, with it being a $14 billion industry compared to the $6 billion infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market and the $1.2 billion PaaS market.

Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social collaboration. He can be reached at BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.


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