According to Nutanix’s latest survey, “Enterprise Cloud Index,” 64% of organizations will be deploying various cloud models over the next three years, and the adoption of a a multi-cloud strategy will continue over the next two years.
In another survey by Flexa, ‘Cloud Computing Trends: 2021 State of the Cloud Report’, about 92% of organizations, who have adopted cloud, prefer a multi-cloud strategy. The Flexa survey report reviewed the influence of the global pandemic on IT infrastructure developments and also how the IT strategy and objectives could change.
However, the study revealed challenges like rising implementation expenses and many other complexities were negatively impacting organizations’ cloud adoption plans.
Around 87% of respondents in the survey admitted that they would prefer simpler management throughout the mixed-cloud infrastructures. Multi-cloud complexity is creating challenges to successful cloud adoption as businesses view and use IT more strategically than ever before. A hybrid multi-cloud strategy is appropriate for addressing problems such as interoperability, security, cost, and data integration.
Top challenges for multi-cloud
Some of the top multi-cloud issues across all cloud borders include security (49%), data integration (49%), and cost (43%). multi-cloud is the most popular operating model, and most businesses struggle to manage private and public clouds. There is no single-fits-all approach to cloud computing; therefore, a hybrid multi-cloud model that includes multiple private and public clouds with interoperability is ideal for most respondents.
Effect of Global Pandemic
The pandemic has influenced organizations’ functions. Multi-cloud has helped the enterprise leaders to adjust to the new normal. Following the recent disruptions, over half of respondents (61%) in the Flexa survey report said they focused on providing more flexible work arrangements. Most companies believe that their remote workforces may shrink or increase in the future. The most flexible IT environment is enabling this flexibility by spreading data across numerous geo-locations for user proximity and business continuity multi-cloud.
According to the Flexa survey report, nearly 92% of organizations have transferred applications to a new IT environment over 12 months. About 80% of respondents said that migrating a workload to a new cloud environment can be time-consuming and costly. According to 41% of the respondents, security is the most common reason for migration, followed by performance (39%). Only 38% believed that obtaining control of the application is a significant reason behind the migration.
Organizations going more strategic
About 72% of IT professionals in the Flexa survey revealed that the IT function in their enterprises is seen as more strategic than it was a year ago. For upgrading their infrastructure models, they have highlighted professional motivations, including increasing remote work models and collaboration, improved customer service, and ensuring business continuity.