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Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report

Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.

Susan Fogarty

July 10, 2017

2 Min Read

Like it or not, cloud computing is a staple in today's IT departments. If you haven't yet fully embraced the cloud, now is the time to get on board.

The hows and whys behind cloud adoption have changed. Past discussions often revolved around the different types of cloud, which gave way to conversations about private and hybrid cloud architectures and how to integrate them with legacy systems. Today, companies are taking a more pragmatic view of cloud and considering multiple deployment methods that address their specific business challenges.

We surveyed the InformationWeek and Interop ITX audience of IT professionals about their use of cloud and published the results in several ways. Our resources will show you how IT organizations across the US are leveraging cloud, the biggest challenges they face, and whether they're realizing the expected outcomes. They also delve into the next phase of cloud-based technologies that will affect IT.

Download the full report

To understand the cloud landscape in detail, access the full research report. In this 39-page document, you'll get all the insights we collected from more than 300 IT managers and practitioners, along with a detailed analysis of the trends we uncovered.

Listen to the podcast

InformationWeek editor Emily Johnson spoke with the author of our 2017 State of the Cloud report. Tune in to the podcast to hear him explain why hybrid cloud has failed to live up to expectations, why all roads ultimately lead to public cloud, and why serverless and functions as a service should be on your radar.

View the infographic

What does the present state of cloud computing look like, and how will it change in the future? Our infographic provides a snapshot of key data points from our research, including respondents' biggest cloud fears.

Read our editorial analysis

InformationWeek's own cloud expert, Charlie Babcock, delves into the underlying reasons behind the shift away from private and hybrid cloud complexity and the push toward public cloud in his piece, Private Cloud in Retreat, Public Cloud to Fore: Report.

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About the Author(s)

Susan Fogarty

Editor in Chief

Susan Fogarty has almost two decades of experience writing and developing content for IT professionals, especially those deeply involved in enterprise network infrastructure. She previously worked at TechTarget, where she spent 11 years, six as the Editorial Director of its Networking Media Group, managing seven websites including the flagship SearchNetworking.com. Most recently, Sue was Editor-in-Chief of Dell's publication covering enterprise-class and emerging technologies for midsized business customers. Sue is a self-confessed ice cream addict, clean freak, and dog lover (if you can guess which of these do not mix, you will understand how she spends a lot of her free time).

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