Cloud Growth Numbers Continue to Increase

By Kyle Smith | June 15, 2020

Over the past few years, it’s easy to see how much cloud computing has expanded and evolved. Every time we think we’ve reached peak adoption, new research comes out that shows us all there are still more companies just starting or planning to start their cloud computing journey.

In late May 2020, O’Reilly issued its annual “Cloud Adoption” research report, detailing the latest trends in cloud computing and how many companies are using it today. The report states that a whopping 88% of organizations are currently utilizing cloud infrastructure in one form or another, while 21% of these organizations are hosting all of their applications in the cloud.

Drilling down even further, the research found that 54% report the use of multiple types of cloud services concurrently. While many of our customers have already adopted cloud services, several are rethinking their entire networks altogether, moving from an all-private or all-public cloud setup to one that embraces a hybrid model. 39% of those surveyed already are reporting that they’re getting the best of both worlds by using “…a combination of public and private cloud deployments in a hybrid-cloud alternative.”

As we've discussed before, there are significant benefits to a hybrid cloud approach. Workloads can move between environments in relation to a specific need, applications can run across multiple locations, and users have better overall control. Companies already using hybrid no doubt appreciate the increased flexibility, agility, and cost savings that the model affords them.

According to the report, there are still about 10% of organizations that are convinced that the cloud is not the correct approach for their business. Some 5% cited an “organizational preference to keep data on premises,” 2% had regulatory issues, almost 3% were worried about the risk of data loss during migration, and less than 3% said cost was a concern.

That said, the report also confirms that there continues to be additional opportunity for growth in the cloud market. In fact, some 45% of organizations expect to move three quarters or more of their applications to the cloud over the next twelve months.

Our team is dedicated to working closely with organizations to establish a tailored cloud journey based on specific business needs. We understand there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to the cloud – and use that understanding to craft the correct combination of cloud solutions.

Offering Backup-as-a-Service, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service and Storage-as-a-Service, Markley’s Hybrid Cloud provides a seamless integration of your critical IT systems. Clients can deliver products and services to end-users through the Markley Cloud, while still running back-end systems on our dedicated colocation infrastructure. This unified computing environment empowers clients to maximize efficiencies, while increasing capacity planning and lowering overall costs.

To learn more about how Markley’s cloud offerings can help you gain better control over your infrastructure, connect with our team of experts today at