IaaS adoption is still slower than that of SaaS offerings
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is used by 24% of large enterprises with cloud experience, and an additional 37% are estimated to adopt IaaS during the next 24 months, according to a survey by Yankee Group.
The survey revealed that though the usage of IaaS is increasing its adoption is still slower than that of SaaS offerings.
‘Is IaaS Moving Beyond Just Cloud Fluff?" report revealed the adoption trends for pay-as-you-go infrastructure offering has expedited adoption by 60% of enterprises considering IaaS in the next 24 months are actually planning to implement it in the next 12 months.
The main barrier for enterprises considering IaaS adoption is virtualisation security, and those enterprises which have already deployed IaaS opined that regulatory compliance, data migration, reliability, employee use and quantitative benefits higher.
In addition, majority of all cloud adopters (29%) view systems integrators as their most trusted partners for cloud computing, while IaaS early adopters say telecom companies are best positioned for cloud services (33%).
Yankee Group research fellow Sandra Palumbo said that the desire to adopt is there, but IaaS offerings and providers still have some barriers to address.
"As adoption plans begin to mount, the time is now for service providers, systems integrators and others to solidify their offerings and address the lingering concerns around the cloud," Palumbo said.