Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 25 - Page 26

TRENDING //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 3. IT professionals deem 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 chose traditional (non-cloud-enabled) private data centres (13%). One reason for this is perhaps because enterprises can select the right cloud for their security requirements. 4. Nearly a quarter (23.5%) of respondents currently aren’t leveraging any cloud technology today. Many companies still fall behind when it comes to enterprise cloud adoption. However, respondents’ reported plans indicate that in one year’s time, the number of enterprises with no cloud deployments will plummet to 6.5% and in two years’ time will drop by more than half to 3%. Regionally, the Americas reported a slightly lower incidence of non-cloud use (21%) compared to EMEA (25%) and APJ (24%). 5. Enterprises are striving to integrate cloud computing with their Digital Transformation goals. Nearly three- quarters (72%) of 2019 respondents said 26 INTELLIGENTCIO Digital Transformation was driving their cloud implementations and 64% said that Digital Transformation was the top business priority in their organisations. “As organisations continue to grapple with complex Digital Transformation initiatives, flexibility and security are critical “ 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. 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.” Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President of Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC added: “Cloud computing has become an integral part of business strategy, but it has introduced several challenges along with it. “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.” To learn more about the report and findings, download the full Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index 2019. n