SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Cruiser, a leading provider of a cloud analytics SaaS application, today announced survey results with over 100 professionals who attended the Microsoft Ignite conference held last month in Atlanta, Georgia. Respondents represent IT and cloud business professionals from global organizations, with 80% currently adopting or planning to adopt hybrid services. The findings reveal that a top challenge with cloud is the ability to proactively meter usage and analyze consumption across the business. Compared to a previous survey which polled AWS users, this new report reveals that almost two-thirds (63%) claim they struggle to track, manage and allocate cloud consumption. This has increased from one third, just three months ago.
The survey also revealed that users are increasing usage with now almost half (42%) claiming over 10% of all workloads run in the cloud. Over one quarter of respondents have greater than 25% of all workloads in the cloud, which represents rapid adoption. Organizations are looking to reduce costs, optimize services, and overall better plan and predict future spend. Additional results include:
- 76% would like to reduce cloud costs overall
- 47% want to optimize services, meaning maximize level of investments
- 36% claim a need to improve forecasting.
"We know cloud usage is growing at a rapid pace – averaging 35% across IaaS, PaaS and SaaS," stated Deirdre Mahon, Cloud Cruiser's CMO & Head of Customer Success. "When new projects go cloud first, traditional IT investments start to shrink which is a phenomenon Gartner predicted about two years ago. These multi-billions of global cloud spending cannot go unwatched," added Mahon. "Customers need to pay attention to consumption and spend or it will negatively impact the pace of adoption and more importantly, the pace of business productivity and competitive advantage. This is a must-have and no longer a nice-to-have."
With Cloud Cruiser 16™, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, you meter and manage usage and spend across multi-cloud environments. In minutes, reports and dashboards light up and you begin to optimize usage and spend in order to maximize ROI. By having a dedicated single application, you eliminate waste and drive business value.
For more information about Cloud Cruiser and hybrid cloud consumption analytics, follow Cloud Cruiser on Twitter at @CloudCruiserInc, or visit the company on LinkedIn. See Cloud Cruiser 16 in action in this video.
About Cloud Cruiser
Cloud Cruiser's application is a smart-meter for hybrid cloud that gives detailed insights into usage and spend, enabling the business to deliver the right services at the right time. By mapping metered usage and cost data with organizational information, customers get instant analytics to optimize cloud investments for business value.
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