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More Businesses Want Hybrid Cloud Services, Survey Finds

More IT managers around the world are looking to adopt a hybrid of private and public cloud solutions, a new report has revealed.

A survey commissioned by software company Nutanix on 2,300 IT managers across the world found that 91 per cent see hybrid cloud as the “ideal IT model”.

Public cloud is increasingly found to be insufficient to serve business needs. On average, public cloud users spent a little over a quarter of their IT budget on public cloud, and over a third of these users overspent their annual budget. Furthermore, almost all respondents (97 per cent) said application mobility across any cloud was their top priority, and 23 per cent agreed that hybrid cloud would improve interoperability between clouds.

Hybrid cloud users are also more satisfied with their services. More hybrid cloud users said all their needs were being met with 49 per cent, compared to single public cloud users at 37 per cent. 87 per cent of respondents also said the hybrid cloud trend affected their businesses positively.

“As enterprises demand stronger application mobility and interoperability, they are increasingly choosing hybrid cloud infrastructure,” said Ben Gibson, chief marketing officer at Nutanix.

“While the advent of public cloud has increased IT efficiency in certain areas, hybrid cloud capabilities are the next step in providing the freedom to dynamically provision and manage applications based on business needs.”

Lack of talent seems to be the main barrier to adopting hybrid cloud for businesses, with the scarcity of hybrid experts and talent retention issues. Gibson said organisations should find hybrid cloud talents “especially in the next 12 to 24 months”.

The Enterprise Cloud Index research was carried out by Vanson Bourne on 2,300 IT decision makers from multiple industries, business sizes and geographies in the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, Africa; and Asia-Pacific and Japan regions.

 

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