Why Cloud Migration Is Still a Work in Progress

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-10-2016 Email

Despite the seemingly ubiquitous presence of the cloud, many organizations are still in a transitional stage when it comes to cloud adoption, according to a recent survey from Unisys. The accompanying report, titled "Trends in Hybrid Cloud Computing," indicates that most companies are planning for a private or public cloud migration (with most favoring the private cloud). As a result, they want to replace end-of-life technology while reducing costs and increasing capacity on demand. However, most organizations are still keeping mission-critical apps and storage tools on-premise, with many citing security in the cloud as a leading concern. "Far-sighted (executives) have a clear view of the competitive, operational and economic benefits of cloud computing, and are taking energetic action to realize them for their organizations," said Steve Nunn, vice president of cloud and infrastructure services for Unisys. "At the same time, those decision-makers are clear-eyed about the need to secure both existing IT and new cloud resources in order to protect vital business assets." More than 200 IT and business execs took part in the research, which was conducted by Gatepoint Research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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