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Cloud, virtualisation top priorities for U.S. Federal IT

Cloud, virtualisation top priorities for U.S. Federal IT

Federal IT workers have two things on their minds - cloud computing and virtualisation management, reveals the fourth annual FOSE government IT survey, administered by ScienceLogic.

The numbers were up across the board on virtualisation management, with 86% stating it was important or very important, 32% with tools in place and another 38% planning implementations this year.

That is up from 74%, 29% and 23% respectively last year, signifying widespread acceptance as well as adoption for this trend that just a few years ago was considered more hype than reality.

Cloud computing saw the largest increase in importance to federal IT workers surveyed - with 58% rating it important or very important, a jump of 17% from 2009.

But actual adoption remains fairly low (7%) but planned cloud initiatives jumped from just 12% last year to 1 in 3 with cloud initiatives planned for this year.

Private clouds are coming first, with 17% naming it on their list of major IT initiatives this year versus 13% listing public cloud plans.

"The shift to cloud computing is in process, and as the largest IT buyer in the world, the federal government acts as a barometer for just how massive it will be and how quickly the shift will occur," said ScienceLogic CEO David Link.

Please visit ScienceLogic web site for more details.

Arun Mysore

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