Enterprises plan 'aggressive' shift to hybrid cloud


Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

Enterprises plan 'aggressive' shift to hybrid cloud

Nutanix’s second global Enterprise Cloud Index report has found that enterprises plan to ‘aggressively’ shift investment to hybrid cloud, with plans for steady and substantial hybrid deployment in the next five years.

A majority (85%) of the survey respondents indicated that hybrid cloud is their ideal IT operating model.

The research, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Nutanix, surveyed 2650 IT decision-makers across multiple industries and business sizes in 24 countries.

The research found that:

  • 73% of respondents reported they are moving some applications off the public cloud and back on premises.
  • 60% said that security would have the biggest influence on their cloud plans, while data security and compliance came top (26%) in determining where an enterprise runs a given workload.
  • 28% said the hybrid model is the most secure, followed by fully private cloud/on-prem (21%) and traditional (non-cloud-enabled) private data centres (13%).
  • 23.5% are not currently using cloud technology today. However, responses indicated this would fall to 6.5% within 12 months and then drop to 3% the following year.
  • 72% said digital transformation was driving cloud implementations, and 64% said that digital transformation was their top business priority.

“As organisations continue to grapple with complex digital transformation initiatives, flexibility and security are critical components to enable seamless and reliable cloud adoption,” said Wendy M Pfeiffer, CIO of Nutanix.

“The enterprise has progressed in its understanding and adoption of hybrid cloud, but there is still work to do when it comes to reaping all of its benefits. In the next few years, we’ll see businesses rethinking how to best utilise hybrid cloud, including hiring for hybrid computing skills and reskilling IT teams to keep up with emerging technologies.”

“Cloud computing has become an integral part of business strategy, but it has introduced several challenges along with it,” said Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President of Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC.

“These include security and application performance concerns and high cost. As the 2019 Enterprise Cloud Index report demonstrates, hybrid cloud will continue to be the best option for enterprises, enabling them to securely meet modernisation and agility requirements for workloads.”

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