Enterprises across the Asia-Pacific-Japan (APJ) region are enjoying a last-mover advantage in their cloud journeys, according to technology experts working in the region. Standing by and observing the ups and downs of companies in other regions of the world, could prove to be the right strategy for APJ companies. It could save them time and money, and set them on a path to a future where enterprise computing resources appear in a matter of seconds.
In a conference call with reporters covering observations about APJ, three Nutanix executives explained why a cautious, take-it-slow approach to the cloud is paying off for APJ enterprises. These companies now have options and a better understanding from watching the outcomes of first movers, especially those who moved swiftly to a public cloud. Many late movers aren’t going straight to a single public cloud and instead are building hybrid multicloud IT operations.
Companies across the region are trying to find the best way forward by building out systems that meet their particular needs, said Matt Young, Nutanix’s senior vice president and general manager for APJ.
“But the race is definitely not straight to public cloud,” he said.
Newer technologies that bridge company-operated data centers with public cloud services are evolving quickly, and they’re helping these late movers dive directly into a hybrid multicloud IT approach. Young and his team at Nutanix see more enterprise customers in the region make their IT systems function like hyperscale cloud companies then blend their private systems with a variety of public cloud computing resources to meet various needs. This is quickly becoming the IT strategy of choice for many companies around the world, with 86% of IT decision-makers citing the hybrid multicloud as their ideal model, according to the third annual Enterperise Cloud Index report.