Computacenter: Cloud impact on the corporate data centre

Is there a “right” balance between Cloud and conventional IT? International Data Corporation (IDC) believes there is, but it will be different for every organisation, and it will likely change over time.

IDC research explains how not using Cloud is the greatest risk to business productivity. A staggering 98.9% of organisations interviewed claimed to use at least one cloud service.

  • 90% of corporate data centre capacity goes unused
  • 98.9% of organisations now use at least one Cloud service
  • 23% of organisations have multiple Cloud services in full-scale use
  • 8 out of 10 employees use consumer Cloud services to fill the corporate IT gap

Cloud brings key benefits set to transform the way IT is consumed within the enterprise, including cost, flexibility and agility. The challenge for most organisations is maintaining control in the face of the increasing consumerisation of IT, whereby staff use their own IT in preference to corporate devices and applications. Cloud gains much of its efficiency through very high utilisation, with many Cloud services providers’ datacentres running at 50% or higher. In contrast, many enterprises run their datacentres at 10% utilisation or less.

Computacenter has developed end-to-end solutions to data centre transformation, the company’s expertise and knowledge provides a perfect fit for a partnership that will help organisations drive outcomes in virtualisation, automation and the pathway to Cloud.

Discover what impact the Cloud is having on your organisations IT infrastructure by downloading the IDC paper here:

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