It's arguable that a little more than a year ago, many companies all the way from SMBs to the enterprise were still wary about cloud adoption.
Now, it's all about figuring out the right approach to deployment.
A new report from VMware aims to prove that and more with a new report that asserts public cloud adoption has moved beyond the test and development in many companies.
Much of the report is dedicated to positioning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as an absolute top priority for businesses of all sizes going forward in a cloud-based world.
Not only that, but Mathew Lodge, vice president of cloud services at VMware, posited that IaaS from public cloud service providers is now going mainstream.
For example, VMware cited that more than 80 percent of IaaS customers surveyed for this study are currently running production workloads on IaaS. Furthermore, 67 percent of the mid-market and enterprise companies added that they are running "mission-critical workloads" on IaaS.
Here are some more key findings from the report:
For reference, the research for this report was conducted by IT analysis firm Enterprise Strategy Group. Results were based on responses from 243 IT and business professionals across North America and Europe, surveyed between July 23 and August 13.