The highlights of this informal poll include:
- Use of cloud computing is spreading among developers in enterprise IT: 47 percent answered that their developers were using external cloud services. Of those, 15 percent cited usage for production environments as well as for test and development.
- Enterprises need to plan for a mix of private and public cloud usage: 41 percent stated that it was very important to plan for both internal and external cloud services. Another 39 percent indicated their focus on an internal cloud strategy, while just 12 percent were primarily focused on external cloud services.
And to be specific, we asked these questions:
Are developers in your organization using an external cloud
32% -Yes, but only for some test & dev environments
20% - No way, it's not allowed
17% - Possibly, but we have no way of knowing
17% - I don't think so, or at least I hope not...
15% - Yes, for test, dev, and even production
How important is
it to plan for both internal data center & external cloud resources?
41% - Very important, must address internal & external
21% - Important, but focus is on internal infrastructure
18% - Somewhat important, primarily focused internally
12% - Important, but focus is on external cloud resources
9% - Not important, it's not a priority