The transition to the cloud was accelerated by the worldwide pandemic and demand for fast and reliable technology. For this reason using public cloud infrastructure has gotten more expensive, and most IT departments are running hybrid cloud architectures. However whether a company is using on-prem, cloud, or both is often dependent on what type of business it’s in. UK research firm Vanson Bourne surveyed 200 US-based IT decision makers in March and April, 50 of them representing medium-sized businesses and 150 representing larger enterprises. According to the survey statistics are the following:
40 percent of “IT, technology and telecoms” don’t use public clouds at all. But the rate of hybrid cloud adoption is high in this sector, with half of the companies relying on hybrid architectures, and the remaining 10 percent running everything in the cloud.
68 percent of the manufacturing sector is running hybrid infrastructures, with 24 percent keeping all their compute on-prem, and 17 percent relying only on clouds.
“Retail, distribution and transport” is a category with 55 percent doing all their compute in public clouds, 42 percent taking a hybrid approach, and only 3 percent running operations out of their own data centers.
In the category of “other,” 65 percent of the organizations are using hybrid cloud, 25 percent cloud only, and 9 percent are completely on-prem.
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