Companies expected to move more workloads to the cloud
Rapid adoption of cloud services is leading to a new type of enterprise that’s comfortable with a ‘cloud-first’ approach, according to a new survey of IT leaders by OpsRamp.
According to the research, IT leaders are using cloud scale assumptions for business and IT investment decisions to drive greater efficiency, innovation and productivity.
The survey found that every organisation was using some type of cloud service, with 90 per cent of companies having been using public cloud for at least a year. Meanwhile, enterprise cloud adoption is also gaining traction, with 84 per cent of respondents planning to move more workloads to the cloud within the next two years.
OpsRamp found that IT practitioners are looking for help with cloud management best practices. A total of 71 per cent reported that they think they are still at the emerging or developing stages of cloud maturity, while just 29 per cent think their cloud practices have reached a state of maturity.
Meanwhile, cloud-native infrastructure is rising in importance for businesses, with 40 per cent using cloud infrastructure services for production, while 33 per cent are using cloud tech for development and testing.
The survey revealed that companies’ desire for greater flexibility and scalability is behind the rise of cloud-native infrastructure, with 62 per cent of survey respondents stating that this is the case for them.
A further 47 per cent highlighted the ability to avoid capital expenditures on hardware, software, IT support and security as the top reason for them incorporating cloud-native infrastructures. The same proportion cited usage-based pricing models that enable agile and nimble decision-making as behind their decision.
Speaking about what companies reported in the survey, Varma Kunaparaju, co-founder and chief executive of OpsRamp, said: “Cloud is becoming a bigger part of their IT portfolio, they’re likely to use more than one cloud platform, and oversight and management of cloud services is paramount.
“We expect these trends to accelerate over time, as the cost, scalability and flexibility advantages of cloud services become even more obvious.”
Share This Post, Choose Your Platform!
With over 25 years in the business telecoms industry and an unrivalled reputation of delivering excellent, personal customer service, Arrow is one of very few companies in the UK able to provide a full telecoms, IT and energy consultancy and service proposition.
Savings through automation, scale, improved service. We’ve got that covered. But the true value comes with empathy, through empowerment, collaboration. It’s connecting people that drives us forward. It’s people that make tomorrow happen.
Functional Always active
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.