Use of Cloud Storage Services to Gain Speed by 2015

The cloud computing technology and trend racing ahead have achieved a great speed in the last few years and now in 2014, making its move into the data centers, displacing all the traditional computation and storage methods.

Recently, a 2014 IT Priorities survey was conducted by TechTarget, where around 1700 IT professionals, managers and business analysts have shown their interest and participated. As a result, after asking their opinions, it was clear that the cloud-based projects are gaining a very large share of the IT budgets, even as the other line items fall down or stay unchangeable.

From the survey conducted, it was found that 30 percent of businesses are planning to adopt the cloud hosting services or cloud computing-based solutions offered by the external service providers, while another 22 percent of companies have plans on implementing their own private cloud. Participants also mentioned that the share for cloud services will increase by 40 percent by the end of 2015.

Today, the most used cloud-based application are Disaster Recovery or Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), however, the result has shown IT professionals interest more in the cloud storage services. Mainly for archiving purpose, the cloud storage is a perfect solution which helps in saving space and stores the data for longer in less investment.

The result showed that by the end of 2015, around 20 percent of the companies from those 60 percent will have their storage and backup into the cloud. Moreover, 45 percent of the participated people said that they are planning to use the Storage as a Service (STaaS) in mid 2015, whereas, only 52 percent people have plans to use Software as a Service.

People are now making more and more use of cloud-based services for bulk archive and storing their sensitive data. As the cloud-based services are getting implemented and utilized by companies, it is getting clear that the virtual data center is getting people away from the physical data centers.

While cloud storage has opened up a world of opportunities and aids further validate migration to the cloud, but with it, plenty of compliance and security issues. Unexpectedly, it was found in the survey that 19 percent businesses have plans to implement external Security as a Service in 2014.

Large organizations are planning and the concept of cloud as a resource are sold on for their global enterprise. However, the security issues drive raised costs, as security requirements are pushing IT professionals to look into internal hosting vs the much-advertised cost savings from the third-party providers.

The year 2015 is going to be great for technology industry, as much of the companies will be contributing towards cloud computing growth and success by implementing various cloud-based services.