Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 25 - Page 24

The healthcare industry is highly regulated and has likely been slower to embrace the public cloud as a bona fide component of their IT environments for security and privacy reasons .
infrastructures . To address top challenges related to interoperability , security , cost and data integration , 90 % agree that a hybrid multi-cloud model , an IT operating model with multiple clouds both private and public with interoperability between , is ideal .
“ Multi-cloud is here to stay , but complexity and challenges remain as regulations drive many of healthcare organizations ’ IT deployment decisions ,” said Joseph Wolfgram , Healthcare CTO at Nutanix .
“ Regardless of where they are in their multi-cloud journeys , evolution to a hybrid multi-cloud IT infrastructure that spans a mix of private and public clouds with interoperability is underway and necessary for healthcare organizations to succeed .”
Healthcare survey respondents were asked about their current cloud challenges , how they ’ re running business applications now and where they plan to run them in the future . Respondents were also asked about the impact of the pandemic on recent , current and future IT infrastructure decisions and how IT strategy and priorities may change because of it . Key findings from this year ’ s report include :
• Top multi-cloud challenges include integrating data across clouds ( 49 %), managing costs ( 48 %) and performance challenges with network overlays ( 45 %). While multi-cloud adoption is trending upwards , most healthcare organizations are struggling with the reality of operating across
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