IT managers at financial institutions will look to virtualisation and high performance computing (HPC) to drive their business in 2009, according to a survey by Platform Computing.
Over half (54%) of those quizzed felt that virtualisation will be the ‘watch-word’ for banks in 2009 as it is considered the infrastructure priority by the majority of banks. HPC was second on the list with (17%) followed closely by cloud computing (14%) and SOA (12%).
It is interesting to note that over half of respondents (51%) did not think that 2009 would be the year in which cloud computing took off in the financial industry. A further 31% did not know what impact cloud computing would have in 2009.
A number of reasons were given for this lack of adoption in cloud computing, including those who believed it to be an early stage adoption (29%), with the same number believing it to be an ill-defined term. Security was mentioned by 17% of respondents and lack of management buy-in was cited by 9%.