Cloud computing is the provision of hardware, software, and data via a network – often the Internet – on-demand, similar to electricity from the mains. The term originates from computer science schematics, where a large, decentralized network (such as the Internet) is referred to by means of a cloud.

Last year, in collaboration with Dutch It Channel, a survey was conducted on cloud usage among IT decision-makers in the Netherlands. From this input and the data from the Smart Profile MarketBase, the Cloud Survey 2020 was written. On this page, we focus on Cloud Computing. Would you like to take a look at the entire survey? Leave your data here. (only in Dutch)

Based on approximately 1,900 observations, we see penetration of cloud servers in the end-user market of just under 48%. Here, the sectors in the public domain are the frontrunners, together with ICT and utility companies.

In line with previous findings, we see that larger organizations use cloud servers more than smaller organizations. In 60% of the organizations with more than 500 employees, compute power from the cloud is used.

Plans for migrating workloads to the cloud

About a quarter of the respondents indicated that they do not expect to bring new workloads to the cloud in the next 2 years. The other three quarters do. When asked which workloads, a multitude of workloads was mentioned. In many cases, specific applications. Clustering shows the following picture. Data processing/data collection is about one-fifth of the workloads mentioned. Critical applications are mentioned about the same amount. These include, for example; CRM, ERP, Finance, or HR solutions. Company-specific solutions account for about 10% of the workloads mentioned. These are usually solutions specific to the activity in which an organization is active.

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