If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it is that things can change on a dime. Over the last year, we have learned how to better cope with dramatic change in how we run our businesses – setting up remote working, creating more online services to satisfy customers’ new demands and migrating more applications to the cloud. But there’s more to do.
Evidence of a growing movement to hybrid cloud comes from a recent Everest Group survey of 200 enterprises, which found that three out of four respondents said they have a hybrid-first or private-first cloud strategy, and 58% of enterprise workloads are on or expected to be on hybrid or private clouds. As much as companies may like the idea of moving everything to public cloud for its flexibility and cost benefits, it just isn’t practical for many reasons, including compliance and security concerns.