Shifting to Hybrid IT Is No Simple Task

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 04-21-2016 Email

Most businesses have shifted from on-premise infrastructures to hybrid IT environments, creating a dual mandate for IT professionals: increase efficiency through cloud services and ensure that critical systems, databases and applications are secure, according to a new survey. "Cloud adoption is nearly ubiquitous, but it's not now and will not in the foreseeable future, be suitable for all workloads. Even if it were, very few, if any, companies would convert all their existing applications to run in the cloud," said Joel Dolisy, CIO, IT management software firm SolarWinds, which conducted the survey. IT professionals must ensure always-on performance of applications, devices, networks and systems regardless of location, he says. Ninety-two percent of IT professionals surveyed in "IT Trends Report 2016: The Hybrid IT Evolution," say adopting cloud technologies is important to their organizations' long-term business success., SolarWinds conducted the survey in December 2015 of 257 IT practitioners, managers and directors in the United States and Canada participated from public and private sector small, midsize and enterprise companies.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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