VMworld Attendees want the Flexibility of Cloud

Jennifer Gill
October 10, 2017

The last thing to cover from our successful attendance at VMworld is our survey. We were able to get over 800 attendees to participate in our survey and the results show what I think we are all seeing in the market – IT is moving to cloud.

We started with a level set of what the landscape looks like today. Not surprisingly, we see that most participants have identified their current infrastructure mix as primarily on-prem, and not cloud. We see that more than roughly 25% of respondents are using the public cloud for 26% or more of their infrastructure workloads, and almost 60% are using on-prem private cloud. This aligns with what we are seeing across IT, with most of the infrastructure on-prem, but with organizations making progress to cloud adoption.

The second question was regarding the direction of IT’s infrastructure over the next two years. On-premises infrastructure is very stable but trending down in more cases than its trending up, while public and private cloud usage  is trending up. This indicates that many organizations are not just moving to a cloud model, but to a hybrid cloud model. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities.[1]

This is something we expect to see more of as there is not a one-size-fits-all for applications, data and workloads. As improvements in mobility and agility continue, organizations are going to leverage hybrid cloud more and more to gain efficiencies in terms of cost and performance.

“As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organizations will shift toward more industrialized, less-tailored options,” said DD Mishra, research director at Gartner. “Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity of selecting the right toolset to deliver end-to-end services in a multi-sourced environment.”[2]

Finally, we asked these IT professionals what could make their IT teams heroes to the rest of their organizations, and the number one response was “to deliver IT resources on-demand to the rest of the company”. A traditional IT environment, or even a private cloud, cannot deliver resources on demand. This is most likely why we see the public cloud trending up faster than all other environments as this is the only environment where resources are truly available on-demand.

Which would make you and your team the biggest heroes?

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Jennifer Gill

Jennifer Gill

Jennifer Gill, VP, Corporate and Content Marketing at HyperGrid has more than 20 years of IT experience. Prior to joining HyperGrid, Jennifer was the Director, Global Product Marketing, at Zerto where she was the first marketing person in the US. At Zerto, Jennifer led the product messaging and global content strategy and built the customer reference program, the customer advisory board and the analyst relations program. She also managed Technology Partnerships including relationships with Amazon and Microsoft. Previously, Jennifer held management positions at EMC and played a key role in VCE. Jennifer has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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