The survey – conducted for US telco and data services giant CenturyLink by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan - reveals the growing move towards hybrid IT in Australia is despite the fact that 30% of organisations across the globe have heard the term but are not sure if they understand it correctly.
CenturyLink says a big part of moving to a complete hybrid IT environment is cloud adoption.
“The advantages and benefits of adopting a cloud-based infrastructure are compelling. Moreover, in the backdrop of extensive marketing efforts by cloud vendors, enterprises globally are increasingly becoming aware of the same,” the report says.
In Australia the survey revealed that the main drivers for cloud deployment are cost reduction (73%), security (66%) and service delivery improvement (63%), while the main challenges are security (73%), losing control over data (58%) and uptime issues/outages from cloud providers (53%).
Stuart Mills, regional director – Australia and New Zealand, CenturyLink, says “The mix off on-premise, off-premise, managed and outsourced workloads differs for every organisation depending on their requirements”.
“Hybrid IT provides the optimal deployment model that covers the right mix of private cloud, public cloud and traditional IT infrastructure, making it a unique solution to address the needs of today’s organisations.
“Organisations looking to hybrid IT need to choose a partner with the right credentials that can deliver on its promise by providing services that meet KPIs when it comes to pricing, performance, availability, and service delivery,” Mills suggests.
For more information on the APAC results from the CenturyLink survey click here.