A survey from a cloud company, where the questions were probably distorted to lead people to generally agree, then by the power of statistics try and prove that everyone wants their product.
However, if that were true, then they would not need to be doing a survey, since everyone would be working flat out deploying cloudy things and they would have no spare time to waste on performing a survey, let alone servicing customer needs from those that decide to give it a try.
My observations of cloud to date :
1. Sticking the word cloud in front of a product doesn't make it any better than the same product without the word cloud in front of it. Mostly its just a marketing term.
2. There is a small set of vendors who are truly cloudy and a large number of vendors who are also-rans aiming for a slice of that pie.
3. Taking a legacy application that has no concept of scalability and resilience and dumping it into the cloud doesn't make it magically evolve into a fully resilient app.
4. The operational support impacts of not knowing when X will be fixed in the cloud makes support and workarounds far harder to perform than with on-site services. Yes, you can design around this with fully resilient and scalable applications, but many applications simply weren't designed to work like that.
5. The impact of communication costs, latency on applications and user experience, plus all the security impacts of cloud are generally not thought through before jumping into the cloud.
6. Mis-configuration in on-premise platforms will in most cases result in lower security risk than on cloudy platforms where one bad mouse click results in your storage being world readable all of a sudden, or some server having external Internet access without the appropriate controls.
7. When people transition to cloud, its not long till they have the sharp intake of breath about the real run cost and realise what they actually had.
I wonder what a survey would say about people who have already migrated and their perception on reliability, true cost and other business impacts in areas like legacy applications ?