Importance of Criteria Related to Moving to a Public or Private Cloud
Rate the following criteria for their importance in your decision to move applications to a public/private cloud.
Aids in disaster recovery
Improve utilization of IT resources
Lower total cost of ownership
Improve response to changes in workload demand
Lower IT hardware costs
Lower datacenter facility costs
Speed time to deployment
Lower IT services/maintenance costs
Lower IT software costs
Save on IT staff headcount
34 (Mean rating)
n = 255
Note: Responses were based on a scale of 0–10, where 0 = not at all important and 10 = extremely important.
Source: IDC's Datacenter and Cloud Computing Survey, January 2010