Demand for cloud-computing in India high: IDC study

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on March 18, 2011 Published on March 18, 2011

Indian organisations show strong inclination for cloud-computing in the near future, according to an EMC Corp.-sponsored IDC study.

According to the survey, the most common reason cited to adopt cloud-computing was effective use of IT assets (60 per cent). About 14 per cent organisations said they were currently using cloud computing and 76 per cent plan to use cloud computing at least after six months.

Indian organisations also showed strong preference for private cloud. Currently, four per cent of those surveyed had adopted private cloud, with a further 18 per cent planning to implement private cloud within 12 months. And 23 per cent of organizations said they will implement private cloud within the next 24 months.

The survey data suggests that chief information officers will view some applications as more suited for a public cloud — especially when it comes to communication applications, while most enterprises in the region may prefer a private cloud for their core systems.

Researchers at IDC also concluded that in the near-term (up to 12 months) demand for cloud remains positive and is likely to accelerate, and that over the medium term, the adoption of cloud by the majority of organizations in the region will provide growth opportunities for the IT industry.

The IDC survey was conducted in late 2010 that targeted 600 chief information officers and key IT decision-makers within organizations in Asia-Pacific.

Published on March 18, 2011
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