Nutanix : Hybrid Cloud Is Shaping the Future

Date : 01-Oct-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur


Nutanix,a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nutanix today announced findings from its latest hybrid cloud survey which found that while most see hybrid cloud as the ideal IT model, many struggle to adopt it. In fact, 72% of organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) believe that their transformation is taking longer than expected.
  • However, the goal is clear: APJ respondents were the most optimistic (98%) about the benefits of a single platform providing “symmetrical clouds” across private and public environments, compared to US (95%) and EMEA (94%), which will provide flexibility in bringing their IT infrastructure where it is most needed.
  • The report, titled Hybrid Cloud is Here to Stay: Now What?, analyses key challenges and opportunities in hybrid cloud adoption across 650 global IT decision-makers, including respondents from Singapore, Australia and Japan.


1.) Public Cloud Alone is Not Always the Answer

  • Security remains one of the biggest concerns when running mission and business critical applications on the public cloud. 92% of respondents in Australia and Singapore each and 90% of respondents in Japan agree.
  • Only 8% of Singapore respondents host a majority of their workloads (more than 75%) in the cloud, compared to 12% in Australia and 4% in Japan.
  • 51% of respondents in APJ cited that their IT staff skills are currently too concentrated in maintain public cloud infrastructure, compared to US (40%) and EMEA (41%).

2.) Hybrid Accentuates Organizational Challenges Including IT Skills Gap and Inefficiencies

  • 72% of respondents in APJ agreed that transformation to a hybrid IT infrastructure is taking longer than expected, compared to US (70%) and EMEA (67%).
  • Organisations in APJ struggle the most with operational silos when managing both an on-prem and off-prem IT environment, with 62% of respondents citing that it is one of the biggest or a major challenge. This is compared to lower figures in the US (49%) and EMEA (57%).
  • 50% of Singapore respondents noted that IT staff lack the skills to work effectively with multiple platforms, higher than respondents in Australia (34%) and Japan (48%).

3.) However, Hybrid is Shaping the Future

  • 70% of Singapore respondents believe that their organisations would experience improved agility with hosting applications in a hybrid IT infrastructure, compared to Australia (54%) and Japan (40%).
  • 70% of Singapore respondents cited that the future value of its on-prem data center will become more valuable over the next five years as part of their hybrid environment and multi-cloud strategy. 

Editor's comments:

  • Hybrid cloud refers to the presence of multiple deployment types (public,private,multicloud) with some form of integration or orchestration between them - it allows modern and traditional applications across cloud locations - in other words, serves as a good strategy to integrate new and legacy apps.
  • Hybrid cloud is best practice to reduce costs whilst maintaining competitiveness.


Hybrid Cloud is here to stay
Hybrid Cloud is here to stay