Singapore, Korea lead APAC cloud adoption

Carol Ko
12 Feb 2014

Singapore and South Korea are currently ahead of Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia in their cloud adoption journey, the findings of a new survey suggest.

While Singapore appears to be the most advanced hybrid cloud adopter in Asia Pacific, South Korea currently leads APAC in private cloud and public cloud adoption.

The findings are drawn from the latest EMC Transforming IT Study, which has been, and is still being conducted on EMC Forum attendees (mostly IT decision makers) in 47 cities worldwide.

Elsewhere in Asia, the survey results for Taipei, Tokyo and Mumbai are pending announcement at their respective EMC Forum events, which will occur between this Friday and October 3.

Varying cloud adoption pace

Primarily focusing on the perception of big data and its implementation, the survey also examines the level of IT maturity of major cities in several aspects: cloud adoption, data center automation, virtualization of mission-critical applications, and creation of software defined data center.

About 130 EMC Forum attendees in each surveyed city were asked this question: "Please indicate where you would place your organization on the following 'IT Transformation' journey?"

Regarding cloud adoption, South Korea currently leads APAC in private cloud adoption at 42%, followed by Hong Kong (36%), Malaysia (30%) and Australia (26%). Surprisingly, just two percent of the EMC Forum attendees in Singapore said they have "completed" the "step" of private cloud adoption.

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