The multicloud age is being embraced by businesses in the United Kingdom - Cafeqa

The multicloud age is being embraced by businesses in the United Kingdom


Nutanix, a company that specializes in hybrid multicloud computing, has disclosed the results of its sixth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research study.

This index evaluates the adoption of cloud computing on a worldwide scale as well as trends linked to cloud computing.

According to the findings of the 2024 research, 84 percent of respondents in the United Kingdom are taking a “cloud smart” approach, which means that they are storing their apps and workloads in datacenters, multiple clouds, the network edge, and wherever they believe to be the most suitable location for them.


The usage of various public clouds is expected to expand from 11 percent today to 46 percent in one to three years, according to the research panel. Hybrid multicloud models are expected to increase from 19 percent today to 26 percent over the next three years in the United Kingdom. According to the results of the research panel. The latter amount is much higher than the statistics for EMEA and as a whole. The five most important factors that influence the selection of a deployment platform are performance (55 percent), cost management (53 percent), data sovereignty and privacy (44 percent), ransomware and malware protection (33 percent), and flexibility (33 percent). Support for advanced data services like as backup and snapshots, the capacity to apply artificial intelligence in the most effective manner, and sustainability were other important considerations.

An additional essential requirement was the provision of application migration assistance. Eighty-five percent of the audience members said that they had switched from platforms to applications during the preceding year for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to prices, capacity management, data security, performance, and exposure to innovation.


The fact that 55% of respondents said that remote working had improved measures, 44% claimed to have modernized their IT infrastructure in order to achieve better ecological outcomes, and 43% stated that compliance with sustainability measures had been a priority demonstrates a growing interest in the role that information technology plays in sustainability.

As far as threats are concerned, ransomware continues to be a major issue. Fifty percent of respondents cited it as a critical concern at the C-level, and forty-two percent said that recovering from assaults may take several days or even weeks.

According to Rowen Grierson, senior director and general manager of the United Kingdom and Ireland at Nutanix, “The research demonstrates that information technology is in a state of flux.” Leaders are faced with a multitude of elements that are competing for their attention, ranging from the threat posed by ransomware to the manageability of data, workload, and applications, as well as mandatory sustainability. The maximum flexibility of hybrid multicloud cloud computing is the answer that many people are looking for. Despite the fact that this is a progressive and pragmatic viewpoint to maintain, they are in need of management consoles and controls in order to orchestrate and safeguard their estates.

Key results from the study for this year include the following:

When it comes to the use of various public clouds, the United Kingdom will significantly exceed the norm for the whole world during the next one to three years. In comparison to the current worldwide use rate of 26%, it is anticipated that their utilization would rise to 46% during the next one to three years.

When compared to the averages for both the global and EMEA regions, performance and cost ranks as the top two factors of infrastructure decision. When it came to priorities, the United Kingdom placed data sovereignty and privacy in third place, after performance and cost. It is important to highlight the United Kingdom’s emphasis on cost, particularly when contrasted to the averages on a worldwide and EMEA scale, where cost was ranked last in the rank-order.

In the last year, 87% of organizations in the United Kingdom changed or migrated applications from one environment to another. The individuals responsible for making decisions on information technology in the United Kingdom have a distinct set of objectives, with “capacity concerns” and “cost concerns” being the top two reasons for application migration. It may be argued that the United Kingdom is likewise an application migration laggard. Ninety-five percent of organizations worldwide and in EMEA have reported that they have relocated or migrated apps over the last year. With a score of 87%, the United Kingdom is 8% lower than both the global and regional norms. Migration of applications seems to be less of a priority, and it is carried out for reasons related to cost and efficiency rather than for reasons linked with integration and security.

Ninety-two percent of organizations in the United Kingdom are in agreement that sustainability is a priority, and sixty-seven percent of those organizations anticipate an increase in their investment in sustainability-related technology and initiatives by the year 2024. In the United Kingdom, remote work was listed as a top sustainability project focused on during the course of the previous year, which is comparable to the average for EMEA. Modernization of information technology comes in a distant second.

59% of organizations in the United Kingdom are able to completely recover from ransomware attacks within a few hours. When looking at ransomware recovery by area, the range of recovery timeframes is quite comparable, with modest changes in the percentage of organizations that are able to recover within hours as opposed to days. 59% of respondents in the United Kingdom said that their organization recovered from a ransomware assault within a few hours. This is a much greater percentage than in other countries. By a significant margin, it was the nation that had the greatest occurrence of this option out of all the countries that were questioned.

A worldwide research study was commissioned by Nutanix for the sixth year in a row. The purpose of the study was to get an understanding of the current status of cloud installations in global enterprises, as well as the most significant IT infrastructure and cloud-related data management efforts and difficulties faced by organizations. Researchers from the United Kingdom, Vanson Bourne, conducted a study in December 2023 that polled 1,500 decision-makers in the fields of information technology and platform engineering. North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia-Pacific-Japan (APJ) area were among the regions represented in the respondent base. The respondents were from a variety of different sectors, company sizes, and geographical locations.

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