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IBM Study Predicts the Adoption of Multi Hybrid Cloud by 99 Percent of Indian Companies within the Next Three Years

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IBM Study Predicts the Adoption of Multi Hybrid Cloud by 99 Percent of Indian Companies within the Next Three Years

CEO Insights team

IBM releases a study conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) on the Hybrid Cloud market in India, revealing that almost 60 percent of the Indian organizations surveyed plan to have all their data on cloud in the next ten years, of which 99 percent will use multiple hybrid cloud within the next three years. Moreover, 50 percent of the respondents who were surveyed believe that 80 percent of the organizations will adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy and develop new apps in the cloud using containers.

Hybrid cloud is all set to emerge as the cutting-edge cloud technology for the next-generation business worldwide. It adds immense value to an organization’s data and computing prowess by permitting interoperability seamlessly across all three standardized technology interfaces: Linux, Open Container Initiative, and Kubernetes, enabling organizations to innovate with scale and agility, improving responsiveness and constraining cost, despite growing complexity.

“We foresee Indian organizations to witness extensive adoption of cloud technologies in the next few years, with a majority of them using Hybrid Cloud within three years itself. If the next phase of cloud benefits is to be realized, a Hybrid cloud strategy is needed,” reveals Vikas Arora, Vice President, Cloud & Cognitive Software & Services, IBM India&South Asia. He adjoins, “We believe, Hybrid Cloud adoption, containerization of applications, Multi-Cloud management and modernizing the Information Architecture to create self-service data platforms will be the key trends for 2020. IBM's Cloud strategy is in-line with the industry trend and with our

We foresee Indian organizations to witness extensive adoption of cloud technologies in the next few years with a majority of them using Hybrid Cloud within three years itself



enterprise expertise and ability to run large, complex systems for our clients, positions us to lead the way as the number one hybrid cloud provider by 2020.”

As Hybrid cloud becomes widespread, the industry is seeing variations of adoption across companies and industries. In the more regulated industries such as banking, healthcare, telecom, and government itself (half of the global economy), the cloud mix is likely to tilt more toward private cloud than public cloud. In the less regulated industries, the mix will tilt the other way. The research also indicates that security and governance are the two top reasons cited as justification not to put core applications onto public clouds. With Hybrid cloud, companies can run applications and store data in the specific environments best aligned with security, regulatory, and governance requirements.

Stating key benefits of migrating to Hybrid cloud, the IBV study states that Hybrid cloud, empowers an organization to not get restricted to any one environment or one individual public cloud vendor owing to its intrinsic interoperability and portability capabilities. Companies can place its workloads in the best spots and have interoperability among different environments and different public cloud providers. Hybrid cloud also takes utmost care of security concerns. It allows apps to run and data to be stored in the IT environment best aligned with specific security, regulatory, and governance requirements. Lastly, focusing on the adoption mechanism to Hybrid cloud, it listed four key steps to get started with the next chapter of Cloud - architect the destination, sequence the journey, mobilize the right skills & assets and manage to clear outcomes.

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