This abstract was originally published as Beyond JEDI: Hot Cloud Computing News Headlines from Rackspace, VMware, More Gallery by Kelly Teal in ChannelFutures.

Cloud transformation is indeed happening quickly. A new survey from CloudCheckr reveals that 57% of respondents say more than half of their infrastructure now lives in the cloud.

Within five years, 64% expect to be fully in the public cloud. That’s compared to 5% of respondents right now.

 

“While it’s no surprise to anyone how strong cloud adoption is today, this report shows the tremendous growth ahead and how quickly it will happen over the next half-decade,” said Tim McKinnon, CEO of CloudCheckr. “Now is the time for IT organizations to define the right strategies to utilize the full potential of the cloud and for cloud service providers to enhance their capabilities to lead their customers through cloud transformations.”

 

CloudCheckr found that cloud cost optimization, as well as security and automation, remain top concerns for stakeholders. Those results point to opportunities for channel partners.

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