CA Survey: More Than Half of Businesses Choose Private Cloud

Computerworld July 4, 2012
CA Survey: More Than Half of Businesses Choose Private Cloud
Results Point to High Growth for North American Cloud Service Providers.

According to a survey of North American cloud service providers (CSPs) announced by CA Technologies, more than 50 percent reported that their customers were opting for the private cloud services model, while 32 percent were choosing public cloud services. Moreover, these CSPs expect to grow their businesses by 30 percent in 2012. 

Nearly 25 percent of the respondents indicated they had been “extremely successful” in their cloud services activities—having met or exceeded their goals—while another 35 percent noted they had been “moderately successful” in their efforts. 

The respondents offer a diverse set of services cutting across Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service (SaaS), virtual private data centers and other services, with the highest percentage (two-thirds of respondents) indicating that they sold SaaS solutions.

Adam Famularo, senior vice president, Cloud Solutions and Service Providers, CA Technologies, was quoted in the press release as saying, "Third party providers come from a range of backgrounds – managed services, software development, value-added resellers, even IT consulting and technology outsourcing – and they’re leveraging the cloud to transform their businesses and those of their end customers."