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Demand for private cloud services remains in 2010

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The wish for companies to make the switch to cloud computing services remains high, with new research suggesting that over a quarter of organizations plan to utilize the technology in 2010.

According to the results of a survey by Platform Computing, 28 per cent of respondents are looking to take advantage of the solution at some stage this year.

Among the most popular reasons given for wanting to make the switch are increasing efficiency, cutting costs and experimenting with the service.

Randy Clark, chief marketing officer at Platform Computing, said that he expected private cloud models to continue to outgrow public-based ones.

"What's interesting is that private cloud deployment intent continues to be strong, independent of public cloud intentions.

"That cost is growing as a business driver while organizational culture becomes less of a barrier, speaks to maturing use cases, pilots and deployments."

Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported that individual companies would be slower to take up cloud computing solutions than their technology industry counterparts.

Posted by Paul Newman