Cloud, Software-Defined Data Centers Grow Rapidly

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2016-06-15 Email

Cloud computing has emerged front and center for enterprise IT, and organizations are adopting software-defined data centers (SDDCs) at a rapid rate. The ability to virtualize systems can speed deployments, lower costs and result in numerous other advantages. A newly released study from HyTrust and Intel, "Issues & Trends: The State of the Cloud and the Software-Defined Data Center," reports that organizations are achieving new levels of maturity in migrating to virtualization, the cloud and software-defined data centers. Business and IT leaders are increasingly confident that this approach drives up virtualization ratios and server optimization, thus benefiting the bottom line. The survey of more than 500 senior business and IT leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom also found that organizations are adopting these environments with greater confidence and conviction, and they have fewer concerns about security and privacy. "Migration toward virtualization and the cloud [has] long been happening, but now it's happening faster and with greater conviction and comfort than perhaps ever before," stated Eric Chiu, president of HyTrust. Here's a look at some of the key findings.

Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).

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