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Unprecedented Demand for Cloud Based Services
Serverstream cloud capacity quadrupled in first six months.
London, 15th March 2011
Serverstream announced the launch of it’s public cloud offering in September 2010 and have since seen unprecedented demand for it’s cloud based services.
There is no denying that cloud computing has taken the IT industry by storm. Research giant IDC estimates that globally companies currently spend £10.7bn a year on cloud IT services, with the market predicted to reach £27bn by 2013.
A survey of 200 European chief information officers commissioned by networking and storage vendor Brocade in 2010 found that more than a quarter of large companies were planning to migrate some element of their internal IT infrastructure to a cloud model within the next two years, with 11% within one year.
“We have seen a definite shift towards cloud based services over the last 6 months and continue to invest heavily in this area,” says Jonathan Obadia, Managing Director at Serverstream. “This is a huge growth area for us, alongside high demand for traditional managed hosting solutions where clients require the power, performance and security of a fully managed, dedicated solution.”
This is backed up by research analysts, 451 Group, who claim there is still a long way to go before cloud-based products and services replace traditional IT infrastructure. They estimate less than 10% of global IT spend is on cloud computing however expect this to change considerably as budgets are restrained post recession. “The economic crisis means companies are avoiding capital expenditure. Cloud Computing offers them a way of avoiding capital expenditure without negatively affecting capacity, and they don’t have to provision for peak capacity” Mark Fellows, 451 Group.
Jamie Beeston, Technical Director at Serverstream comments, “We have had to quadruple the capacity of our public cloud offering to meet customer demand and expect this growth to continue at an increasing rate. Due to the advanced technology and infinite scalability of our cloud infrastructure, we have been able to do this with zero disruption to service.”
He continued, “The instant scalability and flexibility of our cloud means customers can cost-effectively upgrade on-demand without any downtime. This is extremely appealing to companies as it also provides the opportunity to access premium IT infrastructure at a price that would have been previously unobtainable.”
For further details of Serverstream’s cloud hosting solutions please visit www.serverstream.com/cloud.
About Serverstream Ltd
Serverstream has been delivering high performance cloud and managed hosting solutions from it’s world-class datacentres in London Docklands since 1999. From single web servers to mission critical applications and complex high demand websites, Serverstream provides a flexible and intelligent approach to managed hosting, enabling customers to deliver effective online content. Developing long lasting relationships and delivering a level of service that is second to none, Serverstream has built it’s reputation as one of the industries most trusted managed hosting providers.