June 21, 2012 – Cloud computing interest is channeling into confidence, particularly through as-a-service options and adoption of hybrid deployments, according to results from a new survey by startup financier North Bridge Venture Partners.

The Boston-based venture capital firm, which invests in software, communications and health care tech, released the results from a survey of 785 cloud experts, users and vendors, entitled “Future of Cloud Computing.” Scale remains the top reason for adopting the cloud from last year’s inaugural survey, with 57 percent of respondents, though business agility was a close second at 54 percent. And sentiment on the type of cloud platform is changing, too: 40 percent of those surveyed deploy a public cloud, and 36 percent use a hybrid approach. By 2017, hybrid clouds will ramp up to 52 percent of use instances, respondents forecasted.

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