RightScale: Cloud Usage Up 1000% From Last Year
Cloud computing management solution vendor RightScale has announced that in June 2010 vs. June 2009, their customers used 1000% more cloud solutions. That means they saw more cloud servers in use, cloud servers with more runtime, and deployment on larger cloud servers. It’s a compelling statistic, and one that indicates a larger trend towards SaaS. Here’s the scoop.
“For example, our customers’ average server runtime has increased 146 percent, and the number of servers running full time has increased 310 percent, which are indications of not only more production applications, but also increasing cloud stability,” said Thorsten von Eicken, RightScale CTO, in a prepared statement.
Von Eicken goes on to say that RightScale has now launched over 1.3 million cloud servers, which he says qualifies the company to make strong analyses of market trends – their basis for saying that RightScale’s growth is indicative of cloud computing as an industry.
A corollary to RightScale’s findings is that they say more of their customers over the last year are in the enterprise space – especially amongst industries like healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, telecommunications, and social gaming.
The cloud has plenty of promise – and plenty of perils, too. RightScale is a major cloud player, and when they say people are going to SaaS, I’m inclined to listen.