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Multi-cloud is the new norm with digital transformation

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The Multi-Cloud World Is Real, Tightly Linked to Digital Transformation. 41% of Organizations Are Already On- Board, Driven by Best Execution Venue Considerations, Maximizing On-Premises IT Investments, and Opex-based IT Resource Extension – 451 research.

The above findings were revealed in a study conducted by 451 research for Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit 2017 that concluded last month. The research found that demand for multi-cloud and hybrid environments is on the rise in different regions, including APAC, North America, WE, LA and MEA.

The research identified some common factors or drivers of hybrid and multi-cloud environment which enable migration to them.

Hybrid cloud gives an organization the required flexibility to balance between the on-premise and the cloud environment. 41% organizations chose self-built and managed hybrid environments closely followed by 30% respondents choosing service provider or vendor-built and self-managed hybrid environments. 16% chose complete cloud management from the service provider’s end – a trend that’s going to favor the service providers.

With digital transformation taking the center stage, organizations prefer hybrid environments to get the best of both worlds. For organizations, which are newly adopting cloud, hybrid environment provides a risk-free operation with slow application and workload migration.

On being asked about the reason behind the move to hybrid environments, security came up as the primary driver that makes organizations migrate workload either from a public cloud to a private cloud or hosted private cloud to non-cloud environment. Other factors identified that make people switch between multiple platforms were better control, performance, lower operating cost and high-availability.

These multi-cloud capabilities will certainly help organizations adopt and move faster towards digital transformation.

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