Cloud Computing Infographic
Why You Should Move to Cloud Computing
IT always needs a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. Cloud computing encompasses any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends IT’s existing capabilities.
- 90% energy cost saving for small businesses.
- 50% reduction in terms of IT labor costs. With an on-premise IT infrastructure you usually end up spending much more for the staff than for the hardware.
- On a pay-as-you-go subscription, you only pay for what you consume as a monthly fee and you don’t need to worry about purchasing new hardware when the old one gives up the ghost.
- 72% of organisations using private cloud servers have improved end-user experience.
- 50% agree that business agility is the primary reason for adopting cloud applications.
- A cloud SaaS solution costs up to 60% less during the first 3 years of operation compared to an on-premise infrastructure.
- A cloud IaaS solution can be deployed up to 75% faster than on-premise as the provider’s infrastructure is already in place.
- According to an IBM survey of 2,000 midsize companies, two-thirds were planning or had already deployed cloud-based technologies. And 70% were actively pursuing cloud-based analytics for greater insight and efficiency.
- 41% of profit-focused small business owners plan to invest in the cloud by 2014.
- 70% of businesses are either using or investigating cloud computing solutions according to AMD.
- 90% of Microsoft’s 2011 R&D budget was spent on cloud computing strategy and products.
- Worldwide IT spending on cloud computing has increased more than 25% from 2008 to 2012.
- A study by Mimecast found that 70% of companies that were using cloud computing services are willing to and will move new applications to the cloud.
- 30% of small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) used cloud software in 2011.
- 48% of U.S. government agencies moved at least one workflow to the cloud following the new requirement that federal agencies adopt a “cloud-first” policy.