Cloud Transformation Ranks Amongst The Top Three Priorities For CIOs in India: Report

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  • More than 70 per cent of enterprises surveyed have already started to use cloud services
  • More than 60 per cent of enterprises surveyed have said that they are using cloud services but do not have strategic objectives aligned with cloud migration

Only 24 per cent of the enterprises in India currently have well-defined strategic objectives aligned to migrating applications to the cloud (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) as per a report by VMware and Frost and Sullivan. They teamed up to release the Hybrid Cloud Maturity Index (HCMI) 2019 assessment of enterprises where 300 enterprises were surveyed on their competence and capability in Hybrid Cloud adoption against a set of technology and strategic excellence criteria.

As per the assessment, enterprises have realised that the cloud is a critical foundation for digital transformation. More than 70 per cent of enterprises surveyed have already started to use cloud services. It also said that 24 per cent of these enterprises in India currently have well-defined strategic objectives aligned to migrating applications to the cloud (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS).

Hybrid Cloud is expected to be an industry standard

Apalak Ghosh, program manager and head of cloud computing, Frost and Sullivan, “From the enterprises that we assessed, we saw that although Public Cloud is the most used model, Hybrid Cloud is expected to be an industry standard within the coming years and is expected to nearly double in next two to three years.”

Frost and Sullivan’s HCMI model creates a path for enterprises to evaluate their Cloud journey based on the benchmarking exercise against two aspects. These are strategic excellence and technology excellence.

Pradeep Nair, vice president, and managing director, VMware India, “Indian organisations are at an interesting juncture where they are determined to leverage technology for development and growth. VMware is positioned better than ever to help Indian organizations get the best out of their technology investments. Adoption of cloud-native technologies can give Indian companies an advantage in today’s dynamic business environment, helping to promote the Industry 4.0 in the country.”

Hybrid cloud adoption is expected to double in the next two years

The report also stated that more than 60 per cent of enterprises surveyed have said that they are using cloud services but do not have strategic objectives aligned with cloud migration. Hybrid and multi-cloud environments are gaining in-roads as businesses are requiring flexible IT environment. It is also due to vendors introducing new management platforms that support a variety of services and protocols.

As per the report, hybrid cloud adoption is expected to double in the next two years. Enterprises with effective Hybrid Cloud architecture are expected to better cope with the evolving business requirement in this digital era. It also said that more than 65 percent of organisations have said that a lack of highly trained experts is a challenge for managing hybrid cloud environments.

Optimal environment for all applications

BS Nagarajan, senior director, and chief technologies, VMware India said, “Hybrid cloud are unlocking unprecedented opportunities for businesses to leverage nearly infinite resources across the data center, cloud and edge. IT organizations are increasingly turning to Hybrid Cloud to empower their businesses to deliver the optimal environment for all their applications. The Hybrid Cloud Maturity Index (HCMI) assessment underlines the eagerness of Indian enterprises looking to embrace Hybrid Cloud with adoption likely to double in the next 2-3 years. This is because Hybrid Cloud provides a high level of security, control, and performance while maintaining flexibility, scalability, and economies of scale.”

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