May 18, 2024

Nutanix, a specialist in hybrid multicloud computing, has revealed the findings of its sixth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and analysis report, which measures international cloud adoption and associated traits.

The 2024 report reveals that 84% of UK respondents are adopting a ‘cloud good’ stance, putting the purposes and workloads in datacentres, a number of clouds, the community edge and wherever they really feel is the perfect match for them.

Within the UK, hybrid multicloud fashions are set to extend from 19 per cent immediately to 26 p.c over the subsequent three years with use of a number of public clouds set to extend from 11 per cent immediately to 46 per cent in a single to 3 years, the analysis panel stated. That latter quantity is nicely forward of EMEA and international figures. The highest 5 drivers of deployment platform alternative are efficiency (55%), price administration (53%), information sovereignty/privateness (44%), ransomware/malware safety (33%) and adaptability (33%). Different elements included assist for classy information companies comparable to backup and snapshots, capability to deploy AI optimally, and sustainability.

One other key criterion was utility migration assist with 85% of the viewers indicating that they swapped platforms for apps within the earlier 12 months for causes together with prices, capability administration, information safety, efficiency and entry to innovation.

The survey additionally noticed a burgeoning curiosity in IT’s function in sustainability with 55% saying that distant working had enhanced measures, 44% claiming to have modernised IT infrastructure for improved ecological outcomes, and 43% saying compliance with sustainability measures had been a spotlight.

As for threats, ransomware stays a key concern with 50% of respondents itemizing it as a key C-level concern and 42% saying recovering from assaults can take days and even weeks.

Rowen Grierson, senior director and GM, UK&I at Nutanix, stated: “The analysis exhibits IT in a state of flux. Leaders have a number of things competing for consideration from the menace of ransomware to information, workload and utility manageability, and the sustainability mandate. The answer many are pursuing is the final word flexibility of hybrid multicloud. This can be a progressive and pragmatic place to carry however additionally they want the administration consoles and controls to orchestrate and safe their estates.”

Key findings from this yr’s report embrace:

The UK will far surpass the worldwide common within the subsequent one to 3 years in relation to use of a number of public clouds. Their use is forecast to extend to 46% over the subsequent 1-3 years, in comparison with 26% globally.

Efficiency and value are #1 & #2 drivers of infrastructure alternative, larger than international and EMEA averages. The UK ranked information sovereignty and privateness as its #3 alternative, behind efficiency and value. UK concentrate on price is price a call-out, particularly in comparison with the worldwide and EMEA averages, the place price was positioned final within the rank-order.

87% of UK organisations moved/migrated apps throughout environments within the final 12 months. IT resolution makers within the UK point out a singular set of priorities, rating “capability issues,” and “price issues” as their high two causes for utility migration. Arguably, the UK can be an utility migration laggard. Globally and throughout EMEA, 95% of organisations say they moved/migrated purposes within the final 12 months. The UK is 8% decrease than each international and regional averages, at 87%. Utility migration appears to be much less of a precedence, and is executed for price and effectivity causes, reasonably than causes related to safety and integration.

92% of UK organisations agree sustainability is a precedence and 67% say their funding in sustainability efforts and applied sciences will improve in 2024. Much like the EMEA common, the UK ranked distant working as a number one sustainability initiative targeted on over the previous yr. IT modernisation got here in at a distant second.

Simply 59% of UK organisations totally get well from ransomware assaults inside hours. When ransomware restoration by area, distribution of restoration occasions is comparatively comparable with slight variations in proportions of organisations in a position to get well inside hours vs days. The UK signifies a considerably larger proportion of respondents saying their organisation recovered from ransomware assault inside hours, at 59%. Actually, it was the very best incidence of this alternative out of any nation surveyed by a large margin.

For the sixth consecutive yr, Nutanix commissioned a world analysis research to study concerning the state of worldwide enterprise cloud deployments and what organisation’s largest IT infrastructure and cloud-related information administration initiatives and challenges are. In December 2023, UK researcher Vanson Bourne surveyed 1,500 IT and DevOps/Platform Engineering decision-makers around the globe. The respondent base spanned a number of industries, enterprise sizes, and geographies, together with North and South America; Europe, the Center East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific-Japan (APJ) area.

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