Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, announced the results of its fifth global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise cloud adoption progress. This year’s ECI showed that the IT infrastructure is becoming increasingly diverse and companies are faced with the challenge of integrating data management and control. The research showed that the majority of IT teams use more than one IT infrastructure, a trend that is expected to increase in the future but struggles with visibility of data across environments, with only 40% having a full view about where their data is located.
“Hundreds of millions of applications will be built in the coming years that will generate unprecedented amounts of data,” said Lee Caswell, SVP, Products and Solutions Marketing at Nutanix. “Enterprises are grappling with current application and data management across the edge, across clouds, and at the core. What this year’s ECI shows and what we hear from customers is that there is a need in the market for a cloud operating model that helps build, operate, consume and manage a hybrid multicloud to serve all types of to support applications – starting today and planning for tomorrow.”
Over the past five years that the ECI has been conducted, respondents’ attitudes have changed drastically towards using multiple IT environments. In 2018, well over half of those surveyed said they would one day run all workloads exclusively in a private cloud or the public cloud. Instead of working to consolidate a specific infrastructure or IT operating model, as seemed desirable in 2018, most organizations are now seeing the inevitability and even the benefits of running workloads across public clouds, on-premises and at the edge.
The goal for organizations now is to make this hybrid operating model more efficient, especially when managing IT environments from the edge to the core. The growing diversity in cloud deployments creates tremendous complexity in managing application data in cloud environments. Comprehensive tools that enable organizations to provision, move, manage, monitor and secure applications and data from a single console in a unified way are becoming increasingly important for IT. Almost all respondents say they would benefit from a single, unified control plane to manage applications and data across diverse environments.