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Enterprise Cloud-Based VMs Up 35%

Use of cloud computing for storage is growing even faster.


Verizon's 2013 State of the Enterprise Cloud Report claims that enterprises are embracing the cloud. According to the white paper, enterprise use of cloud-based memory climbed 100 percent over the past year, while cloud storage grew 90 percent.

But enterprises aren't just storing data in the cloud—they're also running applications there. The number of virtual machines (VMs) deployed in cloud increased 35 percent between 2012 and 2013. Notably, 60 percent of survey respondents said they were running mission-critical applications in the cloud.

ReadWrite's Brian Proffitt notes that it will be interesting to see if this trend continues next year or if the NSA spying scandal scares enterprises away from the cloud.

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