A new study released by Nutanix has predicted that the UAE’S enterprise sector will see explosive growth in the uptake of hybrid cloud services, as adoption rates are set to rise from 7 per cent to 51 per cent inside five years.
Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Index report shows that 97 per cent of respondents agree that the hybrid cloud model, which will ultimately afford dynamic choice about where to run each workload, is the ideal IT environment going forward and that it is also viewed as the most secure option.
“It is clear that hybrid cloud is the future. Hybrid cloud capabilities constitute a growing necessity in the dynamic, digital business climate, in which enterprises demand the freedom to dynamically provision and manage applications based on business needs. Reaching this ideal IT operating model will require more comprehensive hybrid vendor solutions, as well as greater expertise in designing, building, and operating hybrid clouds,” said Aaron White, regional sales director for the Middle East at Nutanix.
Industry execs and analysts believe that the upsurge in hybrid cloud uptake will be a real game changer for the UAE’s enterprise sector.
“As organisations continue to grapple with complex digital transformation initiatives, flexibility and security are critical components to enable seamless and reliable cloud adoption,” said Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO of Nutanix. “The enterprise has progressed in its understanding and adoption of hybrid cloud, but there is still work to do when it comes to reaping all of its benefits. In the next few years, we’ll see businesses rethinking how to best utilise hybrid cloud, including hiring for hybrid computing skills and reskilling IT teams to keep up with emerging technologies.”
“Cloud computing has become an integral part of business strategy, but it has introduced several challenges along with it," said Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president of Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at the IDC.
"These include security and application performance concerns and high cost. As the 2019 Enterprise Cloud Index report demonstrates, hybrid cloud will continue to be the best option for enterprises, enabling them to securely meet modernisation and agility requirements for workloads.”
You can download the “Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index 2019” report, here.