Why Cloud Migration Is Still a Work in Progress

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-10-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Despite the attention cloud computing draws, most organizations keep mission-critical apps and storage on-premise, with many citing security as a concern.
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    68% of survey respondents said their organization will have at least half of its IT operations running on a private cloud within the next two years, and 42% predicted the same for the public cloud.
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    72% said their CIO/IT department is leading the move to the cloud, as opposed to lines of business units.
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    44% said cloud migration is required to replace end-of-life technology.
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    63% said they view cloud migration as a means to reduce costs, while 62% said it should result in greater capacity on demand.
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    Dominant Players
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    Dominant Players

    46% said their company uses Microsoft Azure and 42% said it uses Amazon Web Services.
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    Only 21% said their organization has not yet moved to the cloud.
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    Despite current plans for cloud migration, 78% said they still keep mission-critical apps on-premise, and 67% said the same about storage tools.
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    46% said three-quarters of their IT resources are located in data centers.
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    42% said they find security to be a leading challenge in managing cloud-based tech, while 16% cite the presence of multiple, disconnected platforms.
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    36% said their organization needed third-party support to build, design and implement a cloud environment.
 

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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