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US outpaces other regions in cloud computing take-up

Rachel Wheeler

March 27, 2012

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Businesses in the US are proving especially keen to embrace cloud computing, a new study has revealed.

According to research by Gartner, the take-up rate of the technology is greater in North America than it is in other parts of the world.

Indeed, figures showed the region accounts for nearly two-thirds of public cloud services across the globe.

Gartner noted that the data center outsourcing market and the infrastructure utility services sector has continued to grow in the last few years "both organically and through new offerings".

"The US hosting market has continued to accelerate the pace of innovation and transformation," it commented.

This suggests more businesses in the country will start storing data and applications in the cloud in the future.

Futurist Dr Graeme Codrington has already predicted recently that the number of firms embracing the technology will go up, as they start to feel more comfortable with this means of handling information.

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