HK surges ahead of India and Singapore in cloud adoption

Asia Cloud Forum Editors
Asia Cloud Forum
Cloud adoption in Hong Kong currently stands at 84%, compared to India at 79% and Singapore at 73%, according to Rackspace Hong Kong's cloud survey results findings.
 
Rackspace Hong Kong recently commissioned Toluna, an online research panel, to conduct a survey on non-Rackspace customers in Asia. The survey was conducted in Q2 2013 on 712 IT decision-makers in three locations: Hong Kong, Singapore and India. The survey -- Rackspace's first in the Asia Pacific -- studied the state of cloud adoption in Asia, the popular cloud models, and the benefits and concerns of cloud adoption.
 
Basic cloud applications
In Hong Kong, there seems to be a balanced adoption of the three main cloud computing models: private clouds (36%), public cloud (34%) and hybrid cloud (30%).
 
The top three drivers for the management to adopt cloud computing are: saving IT resources (52%), saving space (51%) and being scalable (51%). Other important drivers for cloud adoption are quick deployment, reduce capex and reduce time to market.
 
Although general cloud adoption in Hong Kong stands at 84% (compared with 79% in India and 73% in Singapore), the most popular uses remain basic applications. These include database hosting (71% used some type of cloud computing for this purpose), email hosting (65%), back-up (63%), servers (62%) and storage (56%).
 
Only a minority of those surveyed use cloud computing for strategic or more complex purposes such as application testing (29%), collaboration solutions (29%), disaster recovery (27%) and supply chain (19%).

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