This chart was derived by aggregating lower level responses to questions relating to individual workloads, and summarises the overall use of traditional hosted services at the moment across organisations of all sizes. For more, read: undefinedEvolution of Hosted Server Computingundefinedon www.freeformdynamics.com
2. Adoption of on-demand server hosting
About one in twenty from our sample currently have a significant ongoing commitment to this kind of service, with a further 10 per cent claiming more limited or occasional use.
3. Are you running any of these workloads or use third party servers via dynamic on-demand hosting?
The undefinedhard coreundefined use at the moment seems to revolve around more variable or high performance workloads
4. Are you running any of these workloads or use third party servers via dynamic on-demand hosting [to a significant degree]?
Relatively static and predictable core workloads associated with everyday business applications gain little benefit from elasticity, and the commercial reality is that fixed capacity contract based services will probably always be more cost effective for dealing with these.
5. For each of these workloads or use cases, to what degree do you run them on your in-house server infrastructure?
The big question is whether those organisations that have hitherto not been interested in traditional hosted services for more static requirements will recognise the arguably more acute benefits of elastic hosting in relation to highly variable workload requirements that are often associated with a high cost of ownership due to poor system utilisation rates and high management overheads.