Why Read This
North American IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with their peers' progress. This report showcases the following North American private cloud data: 1) adoption relative to other deployment types; 2) adoption by country; 3) adoption relative to previous years; 4) cloudwashing prevalence in the US; and 5) most popular private cloud vendors. The data in this report is powered by Forrester's Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2013, which was fielded to 1,473 IT executives and technology decision-makers in North America. I&O executives should use this data — along with Forrester's cloud computing playbook — to discover, plan, act, and optimize on private cloud.