84% of Indian enterprises prefer hybrid multicloud as operating model as security concerns dominate
More than four in five Indian enterprises, or 84%, prefer hybrid multicloud as their ideal operating model, and 58% expect to implement such environments within three years, say a recent report from Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multicloud computing.
The findings of Nutanix’s fourth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) report highlight that India’s enterprises prioritise security more than their global counterparts – 55% of India’s enterprises cited security and compliance as the prevailing reason for shifting applications to a different infrastructure in the past year, which is 14 percentage points higher than the global average (41%).
At the same time, enterprises are still maturing in their understanding of multicloud security management, or the management of security across dissimilar clouds. These enterprises are learning to reach for hybrid multicloud tools that enable centralised management to alleviate such issues.
“India’s digital transformation has been primarily fuelled by hybrid multicloud adoption as it offers simplicity, agility, manageability and scalability that most organizations seek to compete in today's digital world. The findings of this report validate Nutanix’s strategy of offering hybrid multicloud cloud as an operating platform for our customers, thereby providing them choice to use the best of public and private clouds, on their own terms,” said Faiz Shakir, managing director - Sales, India and SAARC, Nutanix.
With extended remote work following the rise of Omicron, hybrid multicloud continues to be the most agile IT environment for supporting continued flexibility and resiliency, and access to applications and data. Helping fuel this trend is the growing acceptance of the public cloud as an extension to private infrastructure and as a critical platform for supporting the shift to remote work, according to the ECI report.
Nearly one in five respondents from India (19%) said they already use three or more public cloud providers, outpacing the global (13%) and APAC regional averages (12%).