Enterprise Cloud Adoption - Cloud Deals Insights 2013

20 Feb 2014
by Ashwin Venkatesan, Chirajeet Sengupta, Jimit Arora, Yugal Joshi


Cloud Vista


Cloud services has now become an integral part of global service engagements. The year 2013 witnessed increased adoption of cloud services amongst buyers across different industry verticals. Service providers realize that possessing in-house solutions is a clear differentiator in this expanding cloud services market.

This research focuses cloud adoption across global service engagements from 2011 to 2013, and is a part of the periodic Everest Group Cloud Vista enterprise cloud adoption report. It analyzes various deals signed by service providers in terms of trends in deployment models, buyer adoption (by cloud deployment model, geography, industry, and size), roles of the providers, insights on key deals, etc.

Driver of Cloud Adoption


  • Overview of cloud adoption trends over 2011-2013
  • Cloud deployment trends from application and infrastructure perspectives
  • Adoption and opportunity across buyer industries, sizes, and geographies
  • Various roles played by cloud service providers
  • Analysis of key cloud-related engagements

Roles played by various service providers


This research analyzes the key cloud engagements that were a part of the larger global service engagements over the calendar years 2011-2013. The report discusses multiple perspectives such as the relative impact of cloud on the application and infrastructure layers, buyer considerations, deal parameters, geographies of adoption, major industries that driving cloud adoption, roles played by various service providers, etc.

For example the section on “Cloud trends” analyzes various aspects such as:

  • Where does the buyer leverage cloud? (e.g., infrastructure, application)
  • Application transformation and implementation in cloud services
  • Cloud infrastructure use-cases (e.g., test/development, disaster recovery)
  • Adoption trends for cloud deals across geographies, buyer size, and industries
  • Scope of enabling services for cloud deployment

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