A 451 Research Report entitled P2P in the Cloud examines the consequences of increased cloud deployment.

Co-authored by William Fellows, VP, Research and Agatha Poon, Research Manager, Global Cloud Computing, the report says. in part, "Hosted ‘aaS’ offerings and on-premises IT are colliding as organizations move from cloud experimentation to deployment – from the ‘playground’ to production. Security is becoming less of a hurdle for adoption – change management and complexity are now the primary constraints to cloud deployment and integration.

While cost remains key to building a business case for cloud use, ongoing adoption is driven more by flexibility, scalability and quicker time to market. There’s a perfect storm of economic, technological and operational conditions that are making cloud adoption inevitable." The full report is available for sale from 451 Research.