Public cloud adoption is set to continue to grow but companies have concerns over how to handle cloud migration challenges, according to the latest study by VIAVI Solutions.
The IT and network testing provider, in its most recent State of the Network Global Study, polled more than 600 IT professionals and found more than half (56%) of enterprises polled had made the leap to public cloud as of this year. This number is set to go up to 72% by 2020.
By 2020, more enterprises plan to run a larger percentage of their apps in the cloud. As of this year, 62% of firms polled say only up to a quarter of their apps are cloud-based. By 2020, this number is set to dip to 28%, with 44% saying they have between a quarter and half of their apps in the cloud. More than a quarter (28%) of those polled said they expected at least half of their apps to be cloud-based in two years – a number which is only at 11% today.
“Based on this year’s State of the Network, you’ve really got to feel for enterprise IT teams,” said Douglas Roberts, VIAVI enterprise and cloud business unit VP and GM.
“They’re losing control of infrastructure and services that are migrating to the cloud, while simultaneously supporting employees who may be working anywhere, and yet remain on the hook to maintain performance and resolve issues. They need solutions to increase their scope of visibility and speed of response, as well as smarter analytics.”
Kat Cooke is Senior Content Writer at SCC. She was previously Senior Journalist at the Aesthetics journal, and has worked for Sky News, providing live coverage of the last two General Elections and the EU Referendum. Kat has a 2:1 degree in Journalism from City University London.