Optimizing the Hybrid Cloud: Extending your Enterprise WAN to Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure-as-a-Service within the enterprise is expected to grow at a rate of 37.3% through 20171. Gartner supplements
this with an additional key data point: infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is the fastest growing segment of the infrastructure
service domain2.
According to ESG’s 2014 Public Cloud Computing Trends report, nearly half (47%) of organizations with more than 500
production servers are already using infrastructure-as-a-service as opposed to 23% of those with fewer than 50 production
servers. Similarly, 54% of organizations with at least 1 PB of storage capacity currently use IaaS compared with only 20%
of those with less than 100 TB. Perhaps more significantly, organizations with the smallest deployments in terms of storage
capacity are more than three times as likely as those with the largest infrastructure footprints (36% versus 11%) to have no
plans for or interest in using IaaS.