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Businesses prefer hybrid cloud over public or private cloud environment – Report

According to a new report, published by leading global technology research and advisory firm Information Services Group (ISG), businesses in Australia and New Zealand are eager to fast track their migrations to the public cloud — catching up with other major markets — but many prefer a hybrid cloud environment over a single public or private cloud.

Hybrid cloud, according the official definition from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability. In other words, Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that merges the benefits of both the private cloud and the public cloud, in order to deliver high security of a private cloud and the fast connection and easy-to-access features of the public cloud.

Benefits of hybrid cloud

Organizations in Australia and New Zealand are slower to adopt public cloud services than their counterparts in the U.S. and U.K. Private cloud use is higher in the region than it is globally, with VMware vSphere and the Microsoft Azure Stack among the favorite vendors, the report said.

Companies in the two countries are often embracing a multi-cloud strategy by using several cloud providers for different services. Most managed service providers (MSPs) in the region are acting as “cloud brokers,” helping customers navigate various cloud options and migrate existing workloads to multiple cloud environments. For example; if we take a look at the best managed service providers in Miami, Bleuwire™ offers IT services and also the best cloud broker in Florida.

“Almost all service providers have developed their own version of a platform that offers a one-stop shop for rapid, secure and efficient enterprise application cloud migration that supports multiple clouds,” said Lisa Borden, partner and head of ISG Australia-New Zealand.

The report also found many businesses in Australia and New Zealand have not made the DevOps approach to application development a priority thus far. In the public sector, restrictive policies by the Australian government have limited the number of cloud vendors that store classified government data, but ISG sees greater opportunities for public agencies to adopt cloud solutions as more vendors with unique offerings enter the market.

The ISG Provider Lens™ Cloud Transformation/Operation Services & XaaS report for ANZ evaluates the capabilities of 24 cloud transformation and XaaS providers across three quadrants: Public Cloud Transformation, Managed Public Cloud Services and IaaS – Enterprise Cloud.

DXC and HCL are named Leaders in all three quadrants, while Accenture, Infosys, and Wipro are Leaders in two. Vendors named a Leader in one quadrant are Atos, Cognizant, Fujitsu, Rackspace, TCS and Telstra. In addition to Telstra, other ANZ-based providers included in the report are Bulletproof, Datacom, Hostworks, Kloud and Novo IT.

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