Validation of Asian Cloud Trends
Saugatuck clients are likely to be interested in our latest Perspective, providing further validation for the activity we have been tracking in the regional Asia/Pacific Cloud. Here, we review some of the data from recent surveys to show how attitudes have changed in the region to reflect an acceleration of Cloud adoption, and a greater understanding of its potential benefits within this key global area.
Asia continues to grow at a faster rate than the West, driven particularly by China. Although this growth has moderated to some extent, business leaders still need to meet the needs of a growth cycle and take advantage of new technology. As we have demonstrated in the past, Cloud IT brings particular benefits to Asia due to characteristics of the local business environment, such as an abundance of smaller and newer companies that are eager to expand rapidly and take advantage of the latest technology, while avoiding expensive infrastructure.
Asian businesses are looking for agile solutions that can be swiftly deployed. Other factors favoring the Cloud include Asia’s long standing interest in mobility, which favors Mobile Cloud adoption, and recent interest in resilience due to natural disasters in the region. All of this has led to an explosive interest in Cloud development, backed by experience that is now refining choices. The trends that we had previously noted are now vindicated, and, if anything, enhanced by current issues such as the continuance of economic issues in the West, and mobility/resilience additions to the original considerations.
As the Asian Cloud powers forward, it provides numerous opportunities for IT vendors and IT users in areas such as direct service provision (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), ease of outsourcing through Cloud-based collaboration and improved integration between sourcing vendor and client IT. Asian progress also provides a laboratory for witnessing developments in Cloud deployment strategy as deployment speed becomes more important.
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