Nutanix reports that the enterprises plan to shift their investments aggressively to hybrid cloud architectures, with respondents reporting steady and substantial hybrid deployment plans.
Cloud computing enterprise Nutanix announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index Survey and Research Report. It measures enterprise progress with regards to adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. 2,650 IT decision-makers in 24 countries around the world participated in the survey. They were questions about where they’re running their business applications today, where they plan to run them in the future, what their cloud challenges are, and how their cloud initiatives stack up against other IT projects and priorities.
Creating a cloud strategy has become a multidimensional challenge
The 2019 respondent base consists of multiple industries, business sizes, and from the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and the Asia-Pacific (APJ) region. According to the survey, creating and executing a cloud strategy has become a multidimensional challenge. Enterprises are now aware of one type of cloud strategy doesn’t fit all the use cases.
The vast majority of 2019 survey respondents (85 percent) selected the hybrid cloud as their ideal IT operating model. Moreover, the report has also other key findings. First, apps are migrating away from the public cloud back to on-premises infrastructures. Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of respondents reported that they are moving some applications of the public cloud and back on-prem, and 22 percent of those users are moving five or more applications.
Security impact on cloud strategy remains at the top
At the security side, the report shows that security remains the biggest factor impacting enterprises’ future cloud strategies. Well over half of 2019 respondents (60%) said that the state of security among clouds would have the biggest influence on their cloud deployment plans going forward.
IT professionals found the hybrid cloud the most secure of all the IT operating models. More than a quarter of respondents (28%) picked the hybrid model as the most secure — substantially surpassing those who chose a fully private cloud/on-prem model (21%) and more than twice as many as those who had chosen traditional (non-cloud-enabled) private data centers (13%).
72% is trying to integrate cloud computing
Enterprises are striving to integrate cloud computing with their digital transformation goals. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of 2019 respondents said the digital transformation was driving their cloud implementations, and 64% said that digital transformation was the top priority in their organizations. In contrast, nearly a quarter (23.5%) of respondents currently aren’t leveraging any cloud technology today.
Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO of Nutanix said:
“As organizations continue to grapple with complex digital transformation initiatives, flexibility and security are critical components to enable seamless and reliable cloud adoption.”
“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 the hybrid cloud, including hiring for hybrid computing skills and reskilling IT teams to keep up with emerging technologies,” Pfeiffer added.
“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.
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