Spanish companies will increase their investment in the cloud despite the crisis

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Seven out of ten organizations will increase their budget in the next twelve months, according to a report by the consulting firm Quint.

The computing cloud is confirmed as a life of the company during the pandemic Covid-19. According to a recent report by the consulting firm Quint , six out of ten Spanish companies point to business continuity and disaster recovery (62%) as the main benefits of the cloud during the health alarm. The Cloud Computing in Spain 2020 study is based on a survey of a hundred technology managers, mostly from the private sector. 47% of the participating companies have an annual turnover of more than 1,000 million euros.

Respondents point to other advantages of the cloud during this crisis such as the possibility of having a remote workforce (54%) and the reinforcement of the company’s digital culture (52%). Four out of ten respondents indicate other benefits such as agility and flexibility in the consumption of services . “This year’s report shows that the crisis has acted as an accelerator of cloud adoption in Spain”, say the authors, who highlight that “only companies with high maturity in the cloud have been able to reverse the situation of economic uncertainty in a strategic opportunity “.

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Despite the current environment, the percentage allocated to the cloud within the global IT budget of companies continues to grow . This year there was growth of 2.7% in infrastructure projects and platform as a service (IaaS and PaaS), and 1.25% in the case of software as a service (SaaS). The average spending increase projection for the next twelve months is 17% in Iaas / SaaS and 13% in SaaS . Seven out of ten organizations will increase their cloud infrastructure or platform budget in the next twelve months and six out of ten will do so in the field of software.

Those responsible for the report point out that most companies do not consider the cloud as a lever for strategic recovery, but rather “an operational and tactical solution within a context closer to the local industry and market.” Of those surveyed, 34% believe that the cloud will be a differential lever for recovery and 45% recognize that it “could help”, while 12% consider that in no case the cloud will contribute to recovery from the crisis .

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The report also analyzes the satisfaction of companies with their cloud providers (36 providers are analyzed): 9 out of ten companies say they are “partially or totally satisfied” with the services. The highest level of satisfaction is offered by the big players in the public cloud: AWS, Microsoft and Google.

The study also found that the public cloud surpasses the private cloud for the first time in terms of use (34.3% vs 34.2%). Although the difference is very small, this sorpasso takes on a special relevance, say the authors. Even so, the growth of the public cloud has suffered a sharp slowdown, which Quint explains “due to the need to maintain greater proximity and control of critical loads due to regulation” and also “due to the inability of the Spanish company to keep up. acceleration and technological disruption than the public cloud.

Businesses have mostly brought mail and office automation , storage, processing power, web and application servers, and databases to the cloud . Interest is also observed in business applications (54% of respondents have them in the cloud), data analysis and business intelligence, development platforms, security services and the virtual workplace.

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