Eighty-five percent of enterprises consider hybrid cloud to be the ideal IT model, but a new report indicates that many are struggling to successfully deploy it.
For the report Hybrid Cloud Is Here to Stay: Now What?, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Nutanix, 650 IT decision makers around the world were surveyed. A significant majority (69%) say their move to hybrid cloud is taking longer than anticipated.
The report defines a hybrid IT environment as one “with interoperability between private and public clouds that gives the flexibility to choose the right cloud for the right application.”
A hybrid IT environment also streamlines management and allows organizations to centralize security posture visibility and policy enforcement. That flexibility is needed now more than ever as the global pandemic continues to redefine where and how work takes place, according to the report.
“But flexibility no longer means simply using both public and private clouds,” the report stated. “It means having a consistent experience, tooling, and operational practices across multiple clouds to dramatically simplify the ability to move applications and data to the most appropriate cloud environment.”
What’s Holding Things Up?
That’s where enterprises are hitting a wall with hybrid adoption. The survey showed 96% of enterprises say they struggle managing applications and data across both on-premises and cloud infrastructure.