India to lead hybrid cloud adoption globally in the next two years: Report

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The adoption of hybrid cloud workloads in India will more than triple to 43% from 13% in the next twenty-four months, according to a Nutanix report released today.

The report, “The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index” compiled by Vanson Bourne says that India will lead globally in hybrid cloud usage and adoption over the next two years.

Notably, the report adds that more than half of Indian respondents see all their needs are being met by public cloud services. Interestingly, the study also reveals that cost is not a driving factor anymore in the Indian market in the adoption of cloud technology.

Hybrid cloud is a computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. Hybrid cloud also provides an array of other benefits including workload flexibility, simplicity in processing big data, broader use of cross platform IT services, enhanced data security and compliance, dramatic cost reduction and business growth and RoI, adds the report.

Talking to ETtech, Sankalp Saxena, SVP and Managing Director – Operations, India, Nutanix, said that while BFSI is still leading in the adoption of the technology, traditional brick and motor businesses are now running on cloud along with other late adpapters like healthcare beefing up their technology back-ends.

Nutanix is now also exploring IoT and blockchain along with other areas which can be collaborated with cloud.

“As billions more people, places and things become connected to the internet, and more and more enterprises move their systems, software and processes to cloud providers, the need to connect, communicate, manage and align these varying components take on a new perspective. Hybrid infrastructure does all of these things. By driving hybrid adoption, India’s enterprises look set to keep the country at the centre of the global economy,” said Saxena.

Currently, countries like Italy (49%), Germany (43%) and France (39%) are leading ahead of India in the arena of hybrid cloud deployments.

Additionally, the report sees that cloud computing has increased the efficiency of IT departments along with mobility of applications between cloud environments and also that companies now seek to move workloads within different cloud providers or from cloud to on-premise infrastructure.

Source: Economic Times