Companies of all sizes predict that more than 50% of their applications and services will be deployed on hybrid cloud infrastructures within an average of three years, according to a global Avanade study.
Avanade’s Global Study: Hybrid Cloud – From Hype to Reality pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy by 2015 study, which surveyed 1,000 global C-level executives, business unit leaders and IT decision-makers in 21 countries, indicated that companies around the world expect hybrid cloud solutions to give them an edge over competitors in the field. They also expect such platforms to offer them the ability to integrate private and public clouds, place workloads in the cloud type of best fit, share workload on multiple public clouds and scale up or down as needed.
According to the study, companies are investing in hybrid cloud solutions at a faster rate than private or public cloud, with 69% of respondents indicating that implementing a hybrid cloud strategy would be a key priority in 2015.
In addition, around 60% conceded that public cloud solutions are more secure than they were three years ago, while 74% agreed that hybrid cloud platforms would enable them to focus on core issues that are critical to business growth.
C-level executives are also now 32% more likely than IT leaders to advocate migrating critical applications – including data and analytics, e-commerce applications and customer-facing services – to hybrid cloud environments.
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