Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:27:08 PM
Public, private and hybrid cloud computing systems continue to be deployed at rapid rates, though some of the facets of the technology have been more popular than others. While Software-as-a-Service has in many ways been the best starter for any enterprise, especially with security or email services based in the cloud. Computerworld reports that new studies have shown an increase in other facets of the cloud.
According to the news provider, Forrester recently conducted its ForrSight survey, which showed that Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms are gaining in popularity, and more enterprises are beginning to get a handle on managing and securing the technology.
Of the respondents to the ForrSight survey, 67 percent cited facilitating production applications with IaaS products, while a little more than 60 percent support testing and development with the service. Though this is a high percentage of those surveyed, IaaS is not projected to be as popular across the globe as SaaS-based email services.
Last month, eWeek reported that Gartner estimates just under 5 percent of all enterprise email seats internationally are based in the cloud, while it projects that number to rise to 10 percent in 2014 and supass the 50 percent mark by 2020.
-McAfee Cloud Security