Multi-Cloud Orchestration is Key to Accelerating Digital Transformation, Fujitsu Study Confirms
- Large enterprises have increasingly complex cloud environments, with an average of nine cloud vendors each, as confirmed by new global study commissioned by Fujitsu
- Almost two-thirds of respondents expect multi-cloud to become even more significant over the next two years
- Easier orchestration of complex cloud estates considered vital to truly effective digital transformation by 3 in 4 organizations, with cost and choosing the most appropriate partner the two greatest perceived hurdles
- Nearly seven in 10 large enterprises already highly dependent on cloud to deliver services to customers but more than half lack in-house skills to effectively manage cloud estates
As multi-cloud gains traction, visibility and control are the top priorities
When it comes to the benefits of orchestrating multi-cloud environments, the need for visibility and control (62 percent) is the top expectation, followed by cost savings (49 percent) and the need to provide a consistent user experience (46 percent). Cost savings have jumped up the list of expected benefits, ahead of governance, which featured as a top-three benefit last year².
The survey underlines that cloud delivery is truly embedded as a strategic aspect of business today, with nearly seven out of 10 (67 percent) saying they are highly dependent on cloud to deliver services to customers. Worryingly, however, more than half of the respondents (53 percent) say they lack the in-house skills to effectively manage their cloud estate.
Duncan Tait, Head of EMEIA at Fujitsu says: “Anyone who thought that cloud diversity is going away needs to reconsider after reading the results from our new study. The clear message from the Fujitsu State of Orchestration 2018/19 survey is that multi-cloud is here to stay – and cloud estates are getting even more complex. Not surprising then that orchestration of diverse multi-cloud estates is rising to the top of IT decision makers’ concerns, as they recognize this is the only way to achieve effective digital transformation. Getting to that goal, they say, is primarily a matter of controlling costs and the importance of choosing the right technology partner for implementation and management/operation partner.”
Notes to editors
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Date: 13 December, 2018