Report: Organizations Identify Migration and Integration as Top Challenge in Cloud Deployments

CDW today announced its release of the report “Cloud 401: Navigating Advanced Topics in Cloud Computing.” The report measures the successes and struggles that organizations across multiple industries experienced as they deployed data, storage or application services in the cloud.

IT decision makers identified migration and integration as a top challenge, with 59 percent saying they would make more use of cloud services, but the complexity of integrating those workloads with legacy systems holds them back. Looking ahead, the survey finds that organizations will continue to embrace the cloud, with respondents expecting that they will implement 35 percent of new IT services in the cloud.

Among the wide range of cloud services available, organizations most frequently implement those that are simpler to transition. The survey identified storage, email and Web hosting services as the most widely delivered via cloud and easiest to transition.