For the past four years, businesses have experimented with cloud computing by adopting rudimentary application and developmental infrastructure services. With each passing year, experience is bringing businesses closer to moving mission-critical infrastructure, applications and data to cloud services and virtualized environments.
Cloud computing is already big business and only getting bigger. It’s stratifying along size-of-business levels, with small businesses adopting software-as-a-service (SaaS), enterprises adopting private clouds, and everyone in between buying into hybrid infrastructure and platform services.
The Cloud & Technology Transformation Alliance (CTTA), a joint program of The 2112 Group and Channel Partners magazine, has tracked the progress of cloud computing in the channel and noted the demand for cloud products and services by businesses of all sizes through their solution providers. Nevertheless, there’s a growing disconnect between the types of clouds customers are seeking through the channel and the actual services being offered.
The report details cloud demand and adoption trends among end-user organizations and explains how they’re sourcing cloud computing from channel partners, how cloud computing demands differ among different-sized organizations, how businesses are evolving their cloud consumption to tackle new and essential IT functions, and how the totality of the IT community needs to create multidimensional supplier and channel relationships to capitalize on evolving cloud opportunities.
The CTTA’s special report “Cloud Evolution and the Emerging Need for Multidimensional Channels” has found a disconnect between cloud adoption trends and channel readiness, and the ability to capitalize on future cloud market opportunities.