This IDC Energy Insights report reveals the major findings of a recent cloud computing survey. The survey sought to better understand the nature of current cloud environments and preferences toward delivery models (private, public, and hybrid), future plans for cloud deployments, which workloads and business processes are suitable for cloud, and preferences regarding cloud service types (cloud software (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The results specifically focus on Western European utilities, and extrapolate findings for countries including the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands.
"Cloud computing, together with mobile, Big Data, and analytics, is transforming the utilities IT landscape. New offerings are introduced to the market on a regular basis, often defining new functional segments and new deployment options," said Roberta Bigliani, head of EMEA, IDC Energy Insights. "Budget allocation for cloud is not yet a priority for utilities, so it is important to see through the hype and understand how cloud can best be applied to the industry and how to remove barriers for deployment."
Applications, Customer relationship management applications, Data-replication services, Disaster recovery, Disk-based data protection, Failover and failback, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Infrastructure as a service, Platform as a service, Private cloud services, Public cloud services, Software, Software as a service, Storage, Tape storage