A new report by Nutanix reveals that Indian enterprises are increasingly spending more on hybrid cloud models.
A new report by Nutanix, Inc., a cloud computing company, reveals that Indian enterprises are increasingly spending more on hybrid cloud models.
As the pandemic swept across the globe, enterprises overnight turned to cloud infrastructure to accommodate workers who were forced to work remotely. The report, released this month, reveals that 63% of India’s enterprises have increased their investment in hybrid cloud as a direct result of the pandemic, compared to just 46% globally.
The insights come from the third annual Enterprise Cloud Index, which measures progress with adopting private, hybrid and public clouds, and this year explored the impact of COVID-19 on current and future IT decisions and strategy.
Additionally, the report finds that 97% of respondents declared hybrid cloud was the correct architecture for their organizations, higher than the global average of 87%. Organizations in India are also developing ambitious plans, the report concludes, with more than half (56%) saying they plan to run an integrated hybrid environment within five years, and respondents also stating that traditional datacenter penetration will drop from 13% to 3%.
The findings underscore that while cost savings are a driver in deciding to modernize IT infrastructures, it is not the primary factor. Better control of IT resource usage (79%), increased speed to meet business needs (69%), and better support to customers (60%) are the key factors to modernization.
India’s appetite for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is also apparent in the ECI report, with nearly three-fourths (72%) stating that they have already deployed or are in the process of deploying HCI, compared to 50% of global respondents.
“Cloud infrastructure is now a critical component of IT infrastructure, as Indian enterprises branch further into investing in digitization and look for secure alternatives for their workloads. In the business environment brought about by the pandemic, flexibility and security have emerged to be of utmost importance, and Indian enterprises need the ability to match workloads to the best environment,”
Balakrishnan Anantharaman, managing director, sales, India and SAARC, Nutanix, said in a statement. “The untapped potential of hybrid cloud solutions is finally being recognized by Indian companies as they move away from legacy IT systems and adopt cloud solutions,” he added.