And Now, Specialized Cloud Architects Take Charge

And Now, Specialized Cloud Architects Take Charge

By | April 1st, 2016
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The RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Survey shows significant uptake off

hybrid cloud model.


As companies seek to drive digital business by delivering new software applications and features more quickly, they look to both DevOps and cloud as key enablers. DevOps is now being adopted by 74 percent of organizations, up from 66 percent in 2015, finds the survey.

Larger organizations are embracing DevOps at even higher rates, with 81 percent adopting DevOps vs. 70 percent of SMBs As part of adopting DevOps processes, many companies choose to implement configuration management tools that allow them to standardize and automate deployment and configuration of servers and applications. In the last two years, companies have also begun to embrace container technologies, such as Docker, to help them standardize and streamline the way they package and deploy code, finds the research.

AWS continues to lead in public cloud adoption, with 57 percent of respondents currently running applications in this cloud.


Across all sizes of organizations, 44 percent percent of respondents leverage vSphere environments as private clouds. OpenStack and VMware vCloud Suite tied for second at 19 percent.

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