CloudCentral has been featured as one of the Australian cloud service providers that is experiencing rapid growth in the Australian market.
The adoption of cloud computing in Australia is experiencing robust momentum with increasing awareness of cloud computing driving an influx of market participants as telecommunications providers, traditional IT companies and pure-play cloud vendors offer various cloud solutions.
Frost & Sullivan’s latest report, Australian Infrastructure as a Service Market (IaaS), published in September 2012, indicates that many organisations, ranging from large organisations to SMBs, are moving beyond considering just the initial cost savings that are on offer by adopting cloud-based solutions, to also recognising the increased agility and scalability that adoption offers.
“Most of the large organisations in Australia have now deployed a private cloud environment and many are considering or have begun implementing an increasing number of mission critical workloads in the cloud,” says Mayank Kapoor, Industry Analyst, Datacenter and Cloud Computing, APAC ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan.
Despite the benefits of cloud, many IT departments are still reluctant to move to the cloud. Common barriers include perceived loss of control, data sovereignty and security concerns when they move their workload and infrastructure to cloud. This concern is more common for public cloud solutions and is one of the key reasons why many of the public cloud deployments in Australia are predominantly non-mission critical in nature.
The pure play IaaS vendors primarily global players and first movers such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Rackspace and recent entrants in the local IaaS market such as OrionVM, Cloud Central, Zetta Grid and UltraServe are witnessing good success in the Australia IaaS Market.
Frost & Sullivan Australian Infrastructure-as-a-Service Market (IaaS) Report Press Release: