8 of 10 Singaporeans find multicloud structure as ideal for IT

Adoption of the framework is expected to jump by 25 percentage points over the next three years. 

Findings from a research report published by Nutanix found that multicloud was the most commonly used deployment model, with 82% agreeing that it is the ideal operating model. 

The report, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne, is its fourth Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, which aims to measure enterprise progress with cloud adoption. 

Multicloud uses a blend of interoperable private and public cloud environments. The method is also able to address challenges related to interoperability such as security, cost, and data integration. 

At a 38% usage rate in Singapore, the method currently outpaces that of APAC (35%) or global counterparts (36%). The number is also set to grow by 25 percentage points over the next three years, logging in a 63% market penetration. 

One of the factors found to contribute to this is the growing acceptance of public cloud, with 31% of respondents currently using two to three public cloud providers. According to the report, this also outpaced the current global and APAC averages at 26% for both. 

Multi-cloud growth is also expected to strengthen, as the report includes three reasons for the acceptance of the format. Improving business continuity with data backup and redundancy was cited as the top reason with 42% answering positively. Following this were support for growing remote work requirements at 39% and capitalising on cloud-native technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, also at 39%. 

Challenges, however, were also reported by respondents as 53% pointed to data integration. Following these were security and application mobility issues at 50% and 46%, respectively.

“The future of a hybrid world is here, from modes of operation to the workforce, and business agility has become mission-critical for enterprises looking to thrive in this new disruptive economy. As a result, we are seeing greater demand amongst Singapore businesses for hybrid multicloud models, prized for their agility, and high levels of intercloud operability it offers. Ultimately, this enables businesses to align their cloud needs with strategic business priorities, streamline existing workflows and resources, enhance workforce productivity, and accelerate innovation at speed and scale,” said Ho Chye Soon, Singapore country manager, Nutanix. 

Over 1,700 IT decision-makers around the world were surveyed as part of the world, with the regions covered being the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, APAC and, Japan.

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