Cloud, Hybrid IT Among Top Priorities for Information Technology Business

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Cloud, Hybrid IT Among Top Priorities for IT Business

Cloud and Hybrid IT solutions are growing to be among the top priorities for IT businesses in their technology strategy. One of the UK-based IT firms said this in its report on the hot IT trends.

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The firm that studied the United Kingdom public sector found that cloud and hybrid IT have shown their dominance as key preferences for IT professionals in delivering high business value in 2018.

The two technologies are most likely to remain dominant even over the next five years owing to their ability to support latest advancements like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML).

In its survey, the firm saw more than 90 percent of nearly 1000 respondents terming ‘cloud & hybrid IT’ as one of the top five key technologies for their firms’ technology strategy and around 75 percent termed it the ‘top-most’ for digital transformations.

Besides, these technologies were recognized for their key abilities in providing higher productivity and Return on Investment (ROI).

On the flip side, 60 percent of the respondents opined that cloud & hybrid IT are the biggest challenges for them in terms of implementation. As a solution, respondents pitched for internal investment in containers as a means to address challenges associated with cloud and hybrid IT technologies.

While around 45 percent of them termed containers as ‘top priority’, around 40 percent felt that it would be a priority over the next three-five years.

Container deployments put forth by the hybrid IT technology has given major boost to the demand for container technology, thus pushing more number of professionals to stay updated with the containerization skill-set.

With AI and ML emerging as top priorities globally, many leading cloud service providers have already begun increasing their investment in these capabilities. This is turning out to be an opportunity for IT professionals in the effective management of their investment in cloud solutions.

Adding to the benefits (infographic), cloud service providers are also making it affordable to run mission-critical applications in the cloud, thus enabling easy consumption of cloud services, alongside assisting organizations that lack sufficient skill-set to reap the cloud benefits.

“Many organizations have now passed the definitional stage of cloud computing and are testing cloud architectures inside and outside the enterprise and over time, the cloud will simply become one of the ways that we ‘do’ computing, and workloads will move around in hybrid internal/external IT environments,” says Chris Howard, Managing Vice-President at Gartner in his agency’s report on the “Hybrid IT: How Internal and External Cloud Services are Transforming IT”.

According to Chris, IT organizations will need to adopt a hybrid IT strategy to support cloud strategies.

“While the cloud market matures, IT organizations must adopt a hybrid IT strategy that not only builds internal clouds to house critical IT services and compete with public CSPs, but also utilizes the external cloud to house noncritical IT services and data, augment internal capacity, and increase IT agility,” adds Chris.

Rethinking on your IT strategy? Then check what cloud & hybrid IT can offer you!