Trends Report

IaaS Adoption Trends And Guidelines In Asia Pacific

Use Cases Are Set To Expand, Along With Business Value

July 23rd, 2013
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Summary

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has steadily emerged as a top cloud workload in Asia Pacific (AP) as organizations have begun to more clearly understand its use cases. While internal IT resistance based on security, data management, availability, and performance concerns remains, we expect project-driven, opportunistic IaaS usage to drive further adoption in AP over the next 18 to 24 months. The benefits of IaaS in reducing infrastructure costs and allowing organizations to quickly ramp up business capabilities far outweigh the risks. In fact, we're starting to see the beginnings of a shift in perspective across the region: Innovation fueled by easy access to cloud-based compute resources is replacing cost savings as the primary driver of IaaS adoption. Put another way, IaaS supply is beginning to fuel increased demand. As opportunistic IaaS usage gives way to more strategic initiatives over the next two to three years, the potential impact on both IT and broader business strategies will rise.

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