- Colt, a provider of network connectivity for data centers, has performed research that suggests that over the next two years, the rate at which organizations adopt the cloud may quickly increase.
- In the third annual Cloud adoption study conducted by the company, 500 senior IT and C-suite decision-makers from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region were asked about their off-premise migration goals for the following years.
- 50% of respondents stated they would boost their cloud investment during the next 24 months in order to speed up their off-premise migration initiatives.
Cloud adoption is a tactic used by businesses to increase the scalability of Internet-based database capabilities while lowering cost and risk. Businesses use cloud computing, or the use of remote computers hosted on the Internet, to store, manage, and process important data, to do this.
In order to pick the best course of action, identify risks, and reduce them before, during, and after cloud deployment or migration, business and technological objectives must be aligned.
Colt research underlines the latest trends about cloud adoption
According to research conducted by data center network connectivity supplier Colt, the rate of cloud adoption by businesses may rapidly accelerate over the course of the next two years.
500 senior IT and C-suite decision-makers from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region were queried about their off-premise migration priorities for the coming years as part of the company’s third annual cloud adoption survey.
In order to accelerate their off-premise cloud adoption efforts, 50% of respondents said they would increase the amount of money they invest in the cloud during the next 24 months.
In fact, 73% of respondents indicated they planned to devote the “biggest proportion” of their IT budget to cloud initiatives over the next two years, and 16% said they anticipated doing the same during the next three to five years.
The study also demonstrates the conflicting effects that COVID-19 has had on how IT leaders are approaching the transition to the cloud. While nearly one-third (31%) confirmed that the pandemic led their migration plans to slow down, 38% claimed it caused them to accelerate their move off-premise.
“It seems there is a new divide between businesses rushing to the cloud due to the lasting changes of the pandemic and those that have slowed their implementation. Both approaches have their pros and cons and companies are taking more time to make the right decisions,” stated Colt’s report.
Colt’s study also demonstrated how sustainability has turned into a key factor for IT decision-makers when forming their cloud adoption strategies, with 74% of respondents describing it as an essential component of their cloud operations.
“A company’s attitude towards its ESG [environmental, social and governance] commitments is now a deal-breaker for many businesses. Working with suppliers that contribute to your goals is critical,” said the report.
The study not only highlighted the importance of sustainability but also revealed where IT professionals typically prioritize their time when implementing cloud adoption strategies, with the majority dividing their focus equally across the planning, testing, migration, and optimization parts of their projects.
Colt’s executive vice-president of strategy and transformation, Jaya Deshmukh, said the company’s yearly research gives it a better knowledge of the difficulties IT decision-makers encounter when transferring to the cloud.
“This year’s report highlights that businesses plan to invest heavily in the cloud over the next two years and that some perceived challenges around cloud migration were largely unfounded. This was put down to the key role partners play in delivering successful cloud deployments – both in terms of set-up and optimization,” explained Deshmukh.
In conclusion, cloud computing is a technological innovation with enormous potential and cloud adoption offers businesses a wide range of advantages. For instance, one of the advantages it offers to organizations is that it lowers operational costs by focusing more on the business itself and paying less on upkeep and software upgrades. However, there are still more difficulties that cloud computing must face.
People have a lot of doubts about how safe and private their data is. Data delivered through cloud computing is not subject to any international standards or laws. Despite being one of the most technologically advanced countries, the US lacks data protection rules compared to Europe. Users are also concerned about who has access to and control of their data. But once there are international norms and regulations, cloud computing will transform the future.