An overwhelming majority -- 90 percent -- of AWS re:Invent 2013 attendees plan to leverage cloud-based solutions for compute, storage or application purposes within the next two to five years.

That's according to a new data from Avere Systems, which polled attendees at the event. The cloud storage provider asked a collected answers to cloud-related questions from a total of 95 respondents.

Respondents also noted that cost savings and disaster recovery were driving cloud storage adoption. Avere said that responses also indicated that organizations understand that  that cloud storage has the potential to increase efficiency, as well as productivity.

The results of the survey also included the following key findings:

  • Barriers to cloud use -- 60 percent of attendees indicated that security concerns remained among the top barriers to cloud adoption, while organizational resistance and performance issues were also identified as top barriers by 53 percent and 29 percent of respondents, respectively.
  • Benefits of cloud storage -- 60 percent of those surveyed viewed the main benefits of cloud storage to be cost savings and disaster recovery/business continuity.
  • Concerns about cloud storage -- Almost half of attendees surveyed indicated that performance is a critical component of cloud storage, and 38 percent of respondents said they require better performance from their cloud storage solutions.

Separately, another survey recently revealed that cloud adoption in the federal government has increased by 400 percent.