Companies deploy cloud to improve agility, enhance security and standardise IT infrastructure
IDC’s new CloudView Survey 2017 has revealed that there are three key drivers for enterprise cloud adoption: improving agility, enhancing security, and standardising IT infrastructure.
According to the survey, 40% of respondents consider themselves as cloud-first organisations. Meanwhile, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments are becoming more prevalent, with 56% of users running more than one type of cloud deployment. In addition, 87% of cloud users have adopted some capabilities for a hybrid cloud strategy, a rise of 17% from 2016.
“When we look at the shift in IT spend over the next 12-24 months to more of a mix of multiple types of cloud deployments, we see each type of organisation take a different journey,” said Benjamin McGrath, senior research analyst of SaaS and Cloud Software. “The study gathers data on the journey to cloud and how it differs by vertical – and micro-vertical – by country, by company size, company age, and by job title. What industry-specific projects are moving to the cloud? What are end-users looking for from their vendors in each country? How will all that change over time?”