Enterprises shifting investments to hybrid cloud: Nutanix
The study found that 73% of enterprises are moving apps back on premise, with 85% selecting hybrid cloud as their preferred operating model. The study was conducted across 2,650 IT decision makers across 24 countries across different industries an...
“As organizations 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 utilize hybrid cloud, including hiring for hybrid computing skills and re-skilling IT teams to keep up with emerging technologies.”
The study, conducted by Vanson Bourne, found that 73% of enterprises are moving apps back on premise, with 85% selecting hybrid cloud as their preferred operating model. The study was conducted across 2,650 IT decision makers across 24 countries across different industries and business sizes.
“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 modernization and agility requirements for workloads.”
- Apps are migrating away from the public cloud back to on-premises infrastructures. Nearly three-fourths (73%) of respondents reported that they are moving some applications off the public cloud and back on-premise, and 22% of those users are moving five or more applications.
- Security remains the biggest factor impacting enterprises’ future cloud strategies, with 60% of respondents saying that the state of security among Cloud would have the biggest influence on their cloud deployment plans going forward.
- IT professionals deem the hybrid cloud the most secure of all the IT operating models. Around 28% picked the hybrid model as the most secure — substantially surpassing those who chose a fully private cloud/on-premise model (21%) and more than twice as many as those who chose traditional (non-Cloud-enabled) private data centres (13%).
- Nearly a quarter (23.5%) of respondents currently aren’t leveraging any cloud technology.
- Enterprises are striving to integrate cloud computing with their digital transformation goals. 72% respondents said digital transformation was driving their cloud implementations, and 64% said that digital transformation was the top business priority in their organizations.