Top 10 Advantages of Cloud Computing

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Top 10 Advantages of Cloud Computing

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Given the advantages of cloud computing, it's no surprise that enterprise migration to the public cloud shows no signs of slowing.

An October 2017 report from Synergy Research found that the cloud computing market is growing 40 percent per year and that quarterly revenues for infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and hosted private cloud services have reached $12 billion.

And Gartner has predicted that the total public cloud market, including software as a service (SaaS), cloud management and cloud advertising, as well as IaaS and PaaS, will likely be worth $246.8 billion in 2017, growing to $383.4 billion by 2020.

"As enterprise application buyers are moving toward a cloud-first mentality, we estimate that more than 50 percent of new 2017 large-enterprise North American application adoptions will be composed of SaaS or other forms of cloud-based solutions," Sid Nag, research director at Gartner, stated. "Midmarket and small enterprises are even further along the adoption curve. By 2019, more than 30 percent of the 100 largest vendors' new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only."

That begs the question why are enterprises migrating to the cloud? What advantages does the public cloud offer to organizations?

In surveys, enterprise leaders point to numerous benefits from cloud computing, which are featured in the slides that follow.

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