2010 Cloud Computing State of the Union (Infographic)

We found a cool infographic from Zenoss, an Annapolis, Md.-based data center software and service provider. The original survey reveals some surprising facts about virtualization and cloud computing. The survey was designed to collect information on the use of virtualization and cloud computing technologies among enterprise users.

Highlights from the survey include:

  • 40.7% indicated that they preferred to deploy servers virtually, 29.3% indicated they used virtualization whenever possible
  • The leading virtualization technology used by respondents was VMware that was in use by 79.3% of survey respondents who were using virtualization
  • 43.3% of participants indicated flexibility as the reason for using virtualization while 33.3% indicated hardware savings as a reason for using the technology
  • The number one stated goal with regards to virtual infrastructure was Cost Savings (64.7%) followed by Deployment Control specifically controlling virtual sprawl
  • Security was the number one concern for cloud computing followed by management and monitoring
  • You can access the original report here.

    Here is the infographic:

    2010 Cloud Computing State of the Union

    Source: Zenoss.com.