companies considering near-term cloud deployments might benefit from knowing
how and where large enterprises are spending precious cloud dollars, and
whether there are specific trends and challenges they need to know before
pulling the trigger. Such insight and information can be found in RightScale’s
2019 State-of-the Cloud Survey. Researchers polled nearly 800 IT pros–actual
cloud-product buyers and users–about their adoption of infrastructure and
related technologies. Below is a summary of key findings that may help inform
your next cloud-strategy discussions.
Platform Adoption: Nearly all
organizations polled are running workloads in the cloud, with multi-cloud being
the most-preferred approach. Enterprises employing a hybrid strategy (a blend
of public and private clouds) rose to 58% from 51% one year prior. On average,
companies are experimenting with nearly five public and private clouds.
Public Cloud. Increasingly,
enterprises’ top focus is public cloud, spending up to three times more on it
than on private cloud solutions.
For three years running, managing and optimizing cloud costs was the top
priority, cited by 64% of 2019 respondents.
Other top initiatives include moving more workloads to the cloud (58%)
and adopting a cloud-first strategy (39%).
Challenges. Governance and
cost control were named as this year’s top cloud challenges, followed by the
complexity and expense of licensing software inside a cloud environment.
Bottom line: Cloud computing is here to
stay, and has the potential to totally transform your business in several
crucial areas. However, you shouldn’t undertake the move alone. Wherever you are in cloud adoption, contact
TeamLogic IT today.