APAC organizations turn to cloud strategies to increase operational efficiency
- A survey reveals the need to coordinate and automate cloud initiatives through platform Teams to improve operational effectiveness
- Of those surveyed, 46% are already utilizing multi-cloud infrastructures, and 38% anticipate doing so in the following year
It’s pretty obvious to see that cloud technology is the key to digital transformation. It has evolved into the cornerstone for businesses of all sizes to grow, stand out, and achieve a competitive advantage over the years. In fact, the majority of organizations today have cloud strategies in place that take specific demands as they come up.
Many advantages might result from implementing a cloud strategy across an organization. An organization’s ICT team will be freed up by moving to cloud technology and automating many of their systems and operations. They will be able to concentrate on fulfilling the organization’s goals, such as increasing productivity and efficiency, cutting down on security concerns, and integrating systems to avoid duplication of data.
Due to these benefits, many organizations have relied on the cloud. This is supported by the recent 2022 State of Cloud Strategy Survey from HashiCorp, Inc., a top provider of multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, which found that multi-cloud is preferred by 84% of respondents in Asia Pacific (APAC). Furthermore, 38% of respondents said they would use multi-cloud infrastructures during the next 12 months, while 46% said they already do.
The impact of relying on cloud strategies
The report emphasizes the rising popularity of multi-cloud and demonstrates how businesses are gaining from a multi-cloud approach as they implement a standard cloud operating model to capitalize on cloud computing. The results also show that among the most typical issues impeding multi-cloud operations are cloud security, skills shortages, siloed teams, and inconsistent workflows.
Key findings in the APAC:
- 87% of businesses rely on cloud platform teams: Businesses have realized they need a centralized unit, like a cloud platform team or a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), to operationalize their cloud initiatives and establish standard procedures throughout the business.
- The biggest impediment to multi-cloud is a lack of skills: Respondents stated that a lack of skilled workers increases security concerns, leads to unnecessary cloud spending, and prevents a company from operationalizing multi-cloud.
The results of the survey show that multi-cloud is currently the de facto standard for infrastructure among enterprises, with dependability, digital transformation, scalability, security, and governance serving as its primary motivators. In multi-cloud environments, operational complexity is still a problem for enterprises. As a result, businesses claim to be putting in place centralized functions, like a cloud platform team or a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), which are in charge of a number of crucial duties, like standardizing cloud services, developing best practices and operational policies, and centralized security.
Almost all APAC respondents reported that their company had unavoidable cloud expenses, and 90% of companies reported that their actual cloud expenses were higher than expected. Unused or idle resources, overprovisioned resources, a lack of necessary expertise, or manual containerization are all factors that contribute to needless cloud costs. Only 4% of respondents claimed they have never spent money on needless cloud spending.
According to Grant Orchard, Field CTO for Asia Pacific and Japan at HashiCorp, the generational shift that the cloud represents for technology, organizational architecture, and the delivery process appear to be represented as multi-cloud usage continues to mature in APAC.
“Organizations benefiting from multi-cloud nearly doubled from last year, and the majority of organizations now have a centralized cloud team. This centralized expertise enables them to operationalize at scale and benefit from their cloud strategies. Not surprisingly, we saw skills shortages move to the top of the list of cloud blockers, reinforcing the need for cloud platform teams and infrastructure and security automation tools,” he added.
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