Around 67% of Australian organisations are embracing public or private cloud platforms for more than one or two small applications or workloads, according to IDC.
Results from the CloudView 2016 end-user study indicated that Australian organisations do not have a bias towards either public or private cloud, with many moving towards hybrid cloud. In fact, more than 50% of respondents have already adopted what they consider to be a hybrid cloud strategy, while close to 80% aspire to develop a hybrid cloud environment. However, only 13% said they have an optimised cloud strategy.
“The range of solutions and services available that interconnect private and public clouds, as well as bridging between multiple public clouds, has enabled enterprises to adopt solutions based on hybrid cloud architectures,” said Prabhitha Dcruz, senior market analyst at IDC Australia. “The increased adoption of hybrid cloud to facilitate enterprises' digital transformation agenda will further positively impact the growth of cloud services in Australia.”
“The challenge for many CIOs as they begin hybrid cloud implementations is experience and skills,” said Chris Morris, IDC's vice president for cloud services research. “Hybrid clouds require expertise that is low in availability and the smart CIO decides on an experienced implementation partner at the beginning of their project. Working with a partner at early stages of a project to plan the implementation can minimise risks of project budget and timelines overruns.”
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