50% or more of government executive respondents have adopted or are planning to adopt private clouds. Public clouds come second with 28% of respondents and hybrid cloud is a distant third.
"IDC research suggests that internally hosted private clouds will not deliver relatively significant benefits to more traditional datacenter consolidation and virtualization, unless they are run as multiagency community resources. As a result, as the market matures and Europe progresses to unleash its full cloud potential, IDC expects public and hybrid cloud will gradually take over private cloud," said Silvia Piai, research manager, IDC Government Insights.
IDC Government Insights: European IT Opportunity: Government