For years there has been talk of the growing spread of the cloud in the enterprise, but now it's reached a tipping point.
Early on, organizations only trusted the cloud with generic, non-crucial workloads. However, more and more companies are trusting the cloud with their key workloads. According to Verizon's recently released "State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2016" report, 87% of enterprises are trusting the cloud with at least one mission-critical workload, up from 60% in 2013 and 71% in 2014.
In addition to the growth of cloud used for critical workloads, it is growing for general use as well. Of those surveyed for the report, 84% said their cloud use had increased over the past year. Also, around half of the companies said they'll be using cloud for 75% of their workloads, or more, by 2018.