A new survey has revealed that there is a fast developing trend of cloud adoption by organisations.  Moreover, there is a fast developing trend of cloud adoption by organisations. The survey was carried out by the IBX data center and & colocation provider Equinix.

Of the 659 global respondents surveyed, 77% disclosed plans of deployment to multiple clouds next year. Similarly, 74% are anticipating growth in their cloud budget for 2015.

“What surprised us about this survey is how quickly multi-cloud strategies are becoming the norm worldwide,” notes Ihab Tarazi, Equinix CTO. “Businesses have discovered that colocation provides a meaningful ROI for WAN optimisation, and it is clear that multi cloud deployment will improve the ROI even more.”

91% of new cloud-based offerings are expected to be deployed in the next year, and 45% of deployment of new cloud-based apps will be carried out by third-party colocation providers. Utilising “interconnected data centres,” a majority (87%) believe cloud performance objectives can be met, and a healthy 85% point out that “direct connections to cloud providers are highly valued.”

The weightage of the findings is evident by the fact that respondents included IT executives (44%), IT managers (54%) and IT service providers (2%), on a global scale.

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