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Cloud reality check infographic

An interesting infographic on cloud computing.

Below is a really interesting infographic I want to share with you. It is a survey done by Rackspace who have found that server management seems to be a lot more costly than many businesses think.

Some of the figures are astonishing! In 2012, 59% of people bought the wrong amount of servers in the UK. This is even worse at a staggering 67% of people in the US. Think of all that time wasted, because there aren’t the right number of servers in place. Too many can be a financial burden, whilst too few can mean that people aren’t able to access the resources they need, when they need to.

More and more firms appear to be choosing to outsource their cloud needs to bigger, more capable firms, however there are still many which choose to host their own servers.

One of the most saddening (for me anyway) statistics of the whole infographic is that 90% of UK firms don’t thin their approach to new technologies is cutting edge.

Scroll down to see the full infographic!

The reality of cloud computing infographic by Rackspace UK.

What is your opinion on infographics, do you like them? I do, and am wondering whether we should publish them more often. Your thoughts?

0 replies on “Cloud reality check infographic”

Hi Christopher,
I thought the last image was interesting with the UK displaying the opposite traits to the US. I wouldn’t have thought that UK companies perceived themselves as significantly more conservative that US companies.

From my perspective, the cloud has resolved a lot of issues in relation to launching a small online focussed business and still delivering the sort of reliability that the big guys can offer.

Great bit of information here. I guess its a good option for businesses to outsource their cloud services. To come to think of it, it does make a lot of sense too. A company which is providing hosting services will already have an infrastructure in place you just have to pay for your usage.
Certainly a great option !

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