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Study Shows Australia Leads The World On Multicloud Adoption

 Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, has announced the Australian findings of its fourth Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report. It showed Australian adoption of multicloud technologies has already reached 39 percent, beating the global average of 36 percent and set to soar to 66 percent this year.

Security remains both the main driver and challenge to achieving multicloud triumph in Australia, contributing to a 64 percent surge in investment into security systems in Australia. And while 92 percent named hybrid multicloud as the ideal IT operating environment, 27 percent of Australian organisations remain wedded to a single public cloud provider – compared with 16 percent globally – amplifying security concerns and limiting Australia’s cloud skillset development, according to Nutanix Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Jim Steed.

“Australia is in an interesting position on the global cloud field,” said Steed. “On one hand, it’s a true multicloud leader, ahead of the pack on building tomorrow’s preferred IT environment. On the other, we see too many businesses wedded to one public cloud provider to manage their infrastructure. What happens when that provider has an outage? How can IT leaders manage sovereignty concerns when the vast majority of the market belongs to multinational providers? IT engineers also need variety, not myopia, in the cloud skillsets they develop.”

Survey respondents were asked about their current cloud challenges, how they’re running business applications now and where they plan to run them in the future. Respondents were also asked about the impact of the pandemic on recent, current, and future IT infrastructure decisions and how IT strategy and priorities may change as a result.

Other key Australian findings from the report include:

  • Apps on the move: Every Australian respondent has moved applications between IT environments in the past year, with a need to increase the speed of app development the primary reason. However, 83 percent said it was costly and time consuming.
  • Full-time office all but gone: The 2021 report’s prediction that only 2 percent of staff would return full time to the office in 2022 is coming to fruition – only 3 percent of enterprises maintained a full-time office policy when restrictions permitted in the last year, and most organisations have between 50 percent and 100 percent of their staff working remotely.
  • Top challenges in current IT infrastructure: 85 percent of Australian respondents said cost control was their biggest challenge; followed by data security, privacy, and compliance (74 percent); and the ability to support remote workers (73 percent).
  • Australian IT teams better at staying within budget: While 24 percent of Australian respondents said they spent over their annual IT budget, this was well under the global average of 37 percent as IT spend continues to surge worldwide.
  • Important skills still lagging: 82 percent of Australian organisations lack some of the internal IT skills required to meet business demands, with automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and containerisation the top skills businesses want to grow.
  • IT’s organisational value continues to surge: In the last report, 78 percent of respondents saw IT as more strategic to the business – this has risen to 82 percent in this report as IT increasingly becomes an essential function to drive business activity in a more digital economy.

For the fourth consecutive year, Vanson Bourne conducted research on behalf of Nutanix, surveying 1,700 IT decision-makers around the world in August and September 2021. The respondent base spanned multiple industries and business sizes in Australia, other parts of Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

To learn more about the Australian report and findings, please view the full global report, see here.

About Nutanix

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes. Organisations around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app at any location for their hybrid multicloud environments. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on social media @nutanix.

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