BitNami User Survey Points to Growing Momentum of Cloud Application Usage

Results demonstrate growing acceptance of public and private cloud environments for hosting business-critical applications.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - November 8, 2013 - BitNami, the most popular destination for the most popular server applications, today released statistics from a broad user survey that highlighted the increasing momentum of server applications being deployed in the cloud. 41% of the more than 3,700 respondents stated that their organizations deployed more applications in the cloud during the past twelve months than in the previous year. Moving forward, nearly 56% of respondents stated that their organizations planned to deploy more cloud applications during the next twelve months. The survey results demonstrate the significant and accelerated movement to public and private cloud environments as acceptable environments for organizations of all sizes.

Additional survey results include:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the most popular destination for cloud deployments, with nearly 39% of respondents expecting to deploy applications on AWS during the next twelve months.
  • Among the organizations that deploy applications in AWS, 60% increased the number of applications deployed there during the past twelve months and 76% expect to further increase the usage of cloud applications over the next twelve months.
  • After AWS, the next most common cloud deployments were private clouds (27%) followed by Google Compute Engine (16%), Microsoft Azure (11%), VMware Cloud (11%) and Rackspace (8%).
  • Private cloud adoption was highest among larger organizations (greater than 1,000 employees) with 39% of respondents expecting to deploy applications in private clouds over the next twelve months compared with just 25% for small companies (50 employees or fewer).
  • Small businesses (less than 50 employees) have generally adopted cloud applications at a slightly higher rate than large organizations (more than 1,000 employees) during the past twelve months: 48 to 38%.
  • Business users have embraced cloud applications at a slightly higher rate than their technical counterparts with over 47% increasing cloud application usage over the past twelve months and 62% planning to increase adoption over the next twelve months, compared to 42% and 57% respectively.
  • The most common reasons given for moving more applications to the cloud include cost savings, scalability, accessibility (including mobility), reliability and time savings.
  • The most common reasons for not moving applications to the cloud were concerns about security, privacy/data sensitivity, availability, cost and loss of IT control.

The BitNami users surveyed had previously registered on BitNami.com for access to any of 80+ free applications and developer stacks that BitNami produces for various deployment environments, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux for desktop and server environments, VMware virtualized environments and various public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

"BitNami is neutral when it comes to deployment environments," said Daniel Lopez, co-founder and CEO of BitNami. "While the majority of downloads that occur today are still for local environments, it’s clear that there is a significant shift occurring towards the cloud for developing, testing and deploying applications. In fact, the number of BitNami applications deployed to Amazon Web Services increased by 98% in 2012 and is expected to increase 160% in 2013." BitNami estimates that its applications will generate over 100 million hours of usage on AWS in 2013 alone.

For more information on the BitNami Cloud Survey, including details on the survey results, please visit www.bitnami.com/cloudsurvey2013.

About BitNami

BitNami is reinventing the software application experience. By enabling users to launch popular applications and development stacks in the cloud and everywhere else with a single click , BitNami.com has become the world’s most popular destination for many of today’s most popular applications. The company is also the largest source of applications for leading cloud marketplaces including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware. In total, organizations deploy more than a million BitNami applications each month. BitNami is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit http://www.bitnami.com, or follow us on Twitter (@bitnami) and Facebook.