40+ Statistics, Facts & Trends in Cloud Computing for 2022

Cloud computing is no longer fiction. It’s a reality. And whether businesses like it or not, it’s a reality that is here to stay. At least for the foreseeable future cloud computing is set to soar. It is also encouraging to see that most large multinational tech companies have already moved to the cloud and many media to small organizations as well as new startups are also paving the way. Therefore it is clear that cloud computing has a promising future and will benefit both the host and the client. Also as we glance back at the effects of Covid 19 it’s evidence of how far the cloud has come in terms of keeping our data secure and connecting remote workers. We’re excited to release our yearly cloud facts which highlight major areas in which cloud platforms, software, and infrastructure are advancing quickly.

  1. Upgrades are not required. You don’t need to upgrade your obsolete IT infrastructure and hardware in order to use cloud-based applications.
  2. By 2018, at least 30% of service-centric companies will move the majority of their ERP applications to the cloud.
  3. Applications for cloud computing come in a variety of forms. The kind of cloud solution may change based on your IT needs. Public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud are the three different types of cloud solutions.
  4. By 2020 cloud computing will cross the $270 billion mark.
  5. Cloud is secure. Redundancy, straightforward data transfer, and backups provided by the cloud ensure that you won’t ever lose your information when utilizing this technology.
  6. The Cloud is the Way of the Future. Cloud has more good than just storing Data. Big names in the industry are currently ogling at all the possible benefits that we could derive by storing the data on the Cloud and its other benefits.
  7. More than 2% of electricity in the US is consumed by data centers
  8. Banking produces the most activity within the cloud.
  9. 2014 represented the first year when the majority of workloads were on the cloud.
  10. Some Statistics about Cloud.
  11. In 2016, 77percent of companies planned to increase cloud security expenditures for mobile and cloud-based services.
  12. It was expected that by 2016, 36% of all data to be stored in the cloud. Up from 7% in 2013.
  13. Looking at the global cloud market by region, North America is leading the race, with 61 percent of the market total in 2020. That’s three times the size of the second largest market, Western Europe, which has 21 percent of the market total. Africa is the smallest market region
  14. By 2022, over 90% of businesses will use a hybrid cloud environment to handle their infrastructure requirements.
  15. Spending on IT infrastructure is predicted to reach $55.7 billion by 2022. IDC predicts a 10.9% growth in demand for servers, switchers, and storage solutions.
  16. 94% of businesses report significant improvements in online security after moving their data into the cloud.
  17. Experts predict that 40 zettabytes of data will be held in the cloud by 2020.
  18. Cloud providers have increased personnel from nil in 2007 to over 550,000 in 2010.
  19. Everyone is connected by the cloud. Sadly, this might mean that a hacker who targets only one individual could strike it rich. Your most susceptible employees are an easy target for cybercriminals who use strategies like phishing to access some of your crucial data. Thank goodness, cloud security firms have emerged. The majority of the top IT companies in the world give cybersecurity considerable attention.
  20. 50% of companies reported higher cloud usage than planned during the Covid-19 pandemic
  21. By 2020, it is expected that the public cloud will experience a 44 percent growth.
  22. 50 percent of US Government agencies use the cloud at present.
  23. Cloud security is a top concern for 75% of enterprises.
  24. The largest data center ever built is the aptly called Citadel, which is situated in Tahoe Reno, Nevada. The campus as a whole will eventually host eight different data center structures, with a total area of about 7.2 million square feet of server space. The largest presently constructed facility is 1.3 million square feet in size.
  25. The US Federal Government saved $5.5 Billion per year by shifting to Cloud Services.
  26. 60% of U.S. IT decision-makers trust the security of the cloud.
  27. It’s predicted that 78% of U.S. small businesses will have fully adopted cloud computing by 2020.
  28. 90 percent of Microsoft’s R&D budget in 2011 was spent on cloud computing strategy and products.
  29. 62 percent of respondents of a Microsoft survey said their levels of privacy protection increased as a result of moving to the Cloud.
  30. Running one’s own IT system or department is up to 40 times more expensive for a small to medium-sized business (SMB).
  31. More than 90 percent of all companies saw at least one area of improvement in their IT department since they moved to the cloud.
  32. Small to medium business that has adopted the cloud for increased mobility saw a 40 percent growth in revenues after a year compared to those that did not use the cloud.
  33. 94 percent of managers claim that using cloud applications has enhanced their company’s security.
  34. In 2020, the market will be worth $371.4 billion overall. The market is predicted to develop at a 17.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach $832.1 billion by 2025.
  35. 82 percent of all companies saved money in their last cloud adoption project.
  36. 75% of businesses report that service availability improved since moving to the cloud.
  37. 94% of all workloads in 2021 will be handled by cloud data centers. SaaS processes will be in charge of 75% of the whole workload, but there are other factors as well. This highlights how cloud data centers are rapidly replacing non-cloud data centers and are in decline themselves.
  38. 94 percent SMBs have experienced security benefits in the cloud that they didn’t have with their on-premises services
  39. After moving to the cloud, 64% of the businesses saw a decrease in waste and energy use.
  40. 70 percent of companies claim that switching to the cloud has allowed them to reinvest money back into their operations.
  41. A new cloud server is added for every 600 smartphones or 120 tablets in use.
  42. It’s not actually a Cloud. It is not the cloud we see in the Skies. It simply means that we are using the internet to store data on remote servers, rather than storing them locally on our hard disks.
  43. For SMB, energy use and carbon emissions could be cut by 90% by using cloud computing, saving the environment and energy costs.
  44. Right now, you are reading this in the cloud. Since your building’s server does not host this blog, you are reading it from the cloud.
  45. Recovery times for SMB are four times faster for businesses using cloud computing when compared to those not utilizing cloud services.
  46. 56% of organization are seeking to hire staff with cloud expertise.

 

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