Around 80% of enterprises now have a hybrid cloud strategy in place but cite complexity as a key hurdle, according to the findings from a new report by Microsoft.
State of the Hybrid Cloud 2017 brings together findings from a survey of 1,175 mid-sized to large organisations, which have either deployed hybrid cloud solutions or were planning to do so within 12 months, to determine their understanding and usage of hybrid cloud.
It has found that digital transformation and business growth are driving more businesses to adopt hybrid cloud. And that although many businesses recognise its benefits, when it comes to actually deploying hybrid cloud, complexity and a lack of skill sets create challenges. In fact, more than half of survey respondents pointed to complexity as the top challenge.
“The answer to complexity is consistency,” said Julia White, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, in a blog post about the report. “Consistency across cloud and on-premises environments means you can leverage common skills for both. Consistency enables the portability of applications and workloads and the flexibility to decide the best place for each to reside. You don’t have to worry about siloed data, disparate management systems, or multiple user identities.”
To read the full set of findings, head to the Microsoft site and download a free copy of the report.