Ken Kaplan: And, and now, I mean, there's the big picture going on? And you had mentioned that you are a former CIO, so what's happening now out in the world, that's making your findings useful if somebody reads it.
Tony Palmer: So ESG also does a lot of demand side market research. And in our last technology spending attention survey, almost 9 in 10 organizations said they were in the middle of digital transformation initiatives. 80 percent said they have apple allocations and workloads that are potential or strong candidates to move to the public cloud over the next five years or so. And then about half of those are actually employing a cloud first policy. One of the biggest challenges they reported was all the multiple tools that they had to use to manage the infrastructure and the applications and being able to consolidate all those and to use, as I said before, familiar tools, techniques, methodologies, using tools they're already used to in their data center to manage their hybrid cloud solution. That's a huge win. Huge.
Ken Kaplan: You know, you hear digital transformation. You mentioned that it's been going on. I wonder now, as we talk about wanting to have the same efficiencies or performance, like what we're used to having in house, having it run in the cloud, is this some kind of new challenge that people are facing?
Tony Palmer: I would say yes, because it's different. You have to manage your network differently. You have to deal with security differently. You have to deal with quality of service and with noisy neighbors differently. You're no longer in control of your hardware. You're leasing that hardware by the minute from one of the hyperscalers. So being able to have that control and have that confidence that, yes, I'm going to be able to expect the same thing out of my cluster no matter where it's running. That also gives me as an organization the ability to do seamless DR without having to maintain a second data center, because you know what, I've got my full production environment running. I can have it running here in the cloud and it doesn't matter.
Ken Kaplan: Let's talk about some of the top findings, the things that people, when they come to the report, what they'll find.
Tony Palmer: Like I said, we've been watching Nutanix streamline how they manage infrastructure and applications for years. Automation has become a necessity from a nice to have. The need to reduce cost, so increasing productivity is an evergreen theme that we see popping up in our surveys. And essentially what we validated was that there's significant cost in productivity savings for any size organization through orchestration and automation of IT, resources and operational tasks. So some of those included up to 97 percent faster time to day one infrastructure deployment in the cloud rather than on premises, up to 96 percent reduction in IT administrator costs for, uh, deployments with clusters on AWS when it was compared to traditional infrastructure in a data center. Transactional storage performance was equivalent to on as cluster node for end of, workloads. In fact, it exceeded the performance of certain commonly deployed clusters that people might have in their data centers today. So if you're a generation or two back, you can actually leapfrog and get better performance in the cloud. Finally, we looked at operations costs and we saw that you could lower IT operations costs up to 94 percent over time, based on time to deploy, management of updates, monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting issues that happen every year. All of that came to about a 94 percent reduction in those costs that it takes to run the organization.