IT decision makers reveal 6 hybrid cloud adoption trendsAs predicted, 2017 has shaped up to be the year of the enterprise cloud — and more than half of enterprises interested in the cloud are looking to deploy with a multi cloud strategy. That’s because hybrid cloud gives organization more flexibility to choose the right mix of cloud deployment models for each workload or workgroup.

  1. Benefits of adopting hybrid cloud solutions

Forrester found that 56% of organizations surveyed said they had multiple cloud solutions. They cited three main benefits of hybrid cloud: improved data management, improved IT infrastructure management and flexibility, and improved security and compliance.

These results may come as a surprise considering the complexity involved with deploying hybrid cloud. Yet, it seems that although deployment may be difficult, the end result is well worth it. Companies are finding that by piecing together private and public cloud along with their traditional infrastructure, they actually are getting the best and most cost-effective solutions.

  1. Different cloud models for different workloads

When asked which workloads fit best into each cloud model, Forrester also found expected results. Mobile apps and Internet of Things were typically deployed in public cloud, contact center and web business applications were deployed in private cloud and ecommerce was usually deployed in Software-as-a-Service environments. And sensitive, mission critical applications are still deployed on premises.

  1. Hybrid cloud has lots of moving parts

Ultimately, the survey found that the complexity of a multiple cloud environment is the single biggest challenge faced by enterprises. Approximately 70% said that security and management complexity were challenging. No surprises here.


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