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The Impact of Hybrid Cloud

Analysis of the global enterprise IT user community found that hybrid cloud computing is proving beneficial to 87% of organizations. CIOs using the latest deployment methods such as Agile and iterative releases of developments are using hybrid cloud as part of the successful move away from massive and risk prone large-scale IT projects. These methods allow for them to move to continuous deployment and iterative development.

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A major retail CIO in the UK and his peers were looking to work with multiple cloud vendors and reduce datacenter spend, but they found that many had lost their appetite for a mixing an on-premise cloud with cloud provisioning.

Cloud has become mainstream, and it has become part of the fabric, rather than something that people may pay attention to,”

– Gartner analyst David Mitchell Smith says.

Mark Collins, CIO for the European insurance firm Ageas, agrees with the Gartner analyst, noting that the use cases for cloud computing increase all the time.

The journey to the cloud continues, and the options are fairly significant,”

– he says.

Over the next 24 months, we’ll see an increase in hybrid cloud users, jumping from 18% to 41%. Given the difficulty of moving between environments, this increase shows the value respondents see in hybrid cloud.

Just 36% of workloads run on the cloud, respondents to the survey report, but interestingly, the research finds that in 12 months, organizations expect 49.52% of their workloads to be on the cloud and over half (55.89%) in two years’ time.

We are seeing a greater depth of cloud computing investment,”

– Paul Miller, a Cloud Computing Analyst at Forrester says.

CIOs have worked out what is involved in DevOps, containerization, and what skills their organization requires.”

analyst, noting that the use cases for cloud computing increase all the time.