By Sudipta Choudhury - August 13, 2021 3 Mins Read
The public sector industry expects a 20% -point drop in legacy datacenter installations in the next five years, reveals a recent research study.
In order to successfully manage and support the increasingly remote workforce globally, businesses have begun to evaluate their cloud models strategically. Most of the business leaders from the public sector identified hybrid cloud as the ultimate IT operating model for their organization.
A recent study from Nutanix analyzed the worldwide public sector companies in order to understand organizations’ plans for adopting a hybrid, private, and public cloud. The findings indicate a concentrated modernization effort all over the sector during the past months.
According to the statistics, nearly 70% of surveyed technology respondents noted that the pandemic has caused IT to be viewed more strategically across organizations. This unprecedented time and push are notable – given that the public sector has fought back with IT modernization efforts.
While public sector companies have grappled with regulations that deter telework, and COVID-19 has been forced to take essential steps to secure dispersed employees. The report indicates about 48% of global public sector professionals and around 71% of US Federal Government respondents said their organizations had no remote working culture.
However, since 2020, this industry has also scaled its number of remote workers. At present, only 15% and 11% of the overall respondents are reporting employing zero remote workers. In 2019, half of these agencies exclusively ran on legacy non-cloud-enabled data centers.
In 2020, this percentage plunged to 22%, since organizations are investing more in private and public clouds instead. It will be integrated into a cohesively managed, hybrid cloud environment. The industry expects almost a 20% -point drop in legacy datacenter installations in the next five years.
Besides, there could also be approximately a 43-point upsurge in hybrid cloud deployments. The study also indicated that around 43% of public sector respondents stated an immediate increase in their public cloud investments – a direct consequence of the pandemic. This is eight points higher than the average.
Furthermore, with the modern marketplace, all respondents have cited security as a significant concern that is affecting hybrid cloud management. It is primarily factual for the US Federal Government workers (66%) as they ranked cybersecurity as the ultimate challenge while managing a hybrid cloud environment.
The maturity of government community clouds as well as cybersecurity programs, such as FedRAMP, can quickly help mitigate the growing security concerns. Basically, the public sector has struggled with the IT modernization efforts – due in part to the regulatory and security defies in the marketplace.
As explained by Chip George, VP Public Sector of US sales at Nutanix, “However, the rapid IT changes that were implemented in order to maintain seamless operations at the onset of the pandemic proved that modernization could be accomplished in a cost-effective and streamlined manner, all while keeping regulations in mind.”
Clearly, as we advance, the industry leaders believe that this sector will continue expanding its reliance on advanced, hybrid cloud models. This will help them to support the increased digitized workplace operations.
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