Private Clouds Lead the Way
A private cloud is the leading deployment model for 52 percent of those surveyed—no matter what
phase of implementation. It’s most common among those already offering cloud computing (63 percent),
those in the implementation phase (51 percent), and those still evaluating (49 percent).
Preferred Cloud Deployment Model (n=193)
Private cloud is
Which of the following cloud deployment models is your organization using
and/or most likely to use?
Public clouds are more likely to get consideration from companies with:
• 500–999 employees (29 percent versus 5 percent among smaller and larger companies)
• Less than 10 worldwide locations (17 percent versus 5 percent among companies with 10
or more locations)
• 250–499 virtual servers (31 percent versus 3 percent among companies with 500
or more virtual servers)
• Less than $10 million U.S. dollars (USD) in revenue (21 percent versus 7 percent among companies
with USD $10 million or more).
Although there is a clear preference for delivery model, the same is not true for the cloud service being
considered or already implemented. All three of the major services get equal consideration across our
sample: software as a service (SaaS), 58 percent; infrastructure as a service (IaaS), 57 percent; and
platform as a service (PaaS), 56 percent.