In January 2018, IUCC carried out its first cloud computing survey.
The goal of the survey was to learn about how and to what extend cloud computing was used in academic institutions in Israel.
These are some highlights from the survey:
Cloud service providers:
46% of institutions use Amazon Web Services (AWS)
31% of institutions use Microsoft Azure
15% of institutions use Google Cloud Platform
Environment deployment and management:
42% of environments are deployed by faculty IT departments
28% of environments are deployed by University IT departments
28% of environments are deployed directly by researchers
Use of automation tools:
42% of institutions use web management consoles
17% of institutions use PowerShell or Bash scripts
17% of institutions use cloud vendor CLI tools
Use of databases in the cloud:
71% of institutions do not use any relational databases in the cloud
14% of institutions use MySQL database engine
14% of institutions use PostgreSQL database engine
Use of Container technology:
50% of institutions plan to use containers in the next 12-24 months
33% of institutions currently use virtual machines instead of containers
Use of cloud storage:
38% of institutions currently use Dropbox
31% of institutions currently use Google Drive
23% of institutions currently use Microsoft OneDrive
Use of messaging and collaboration services:
40% of institutions use Office 365
40% of institutions use Google G Suite
- Currently, most of the IaaS environments in the cloud are deployed manually and IT personnel lack knowledge in cloud automation tools.
- Almost none of the universities use advanced technologies, such as containers and Serverless.
- Almost none of the Universities use managed-services (such as database, authentication, DNS, etc.)
- None of the universities use cloud environments for production use, and as a result, currently there is no demand for high availability, fail-over and monitoring (either infrastructure or security).