This is the second of two articles which examines the results of an extensive survey, commissioned by Red Hat, into cloud migration strategies of medium to large organisations. Previously, we looked at the who, why, how and how much of cloud migration. This time, the focus is on the nature of hybrid cloud itself. The survey took place in July 2017 and covered multiple sectors and 272 medium and large enterprises from around the world. In total more than 20 different sectors were represented, with around half having between 1,000 – 5,000 employees.

The main findings

The study looks to answer: Is the future really hybrid or is opting completely for public cloud migration going to be the standard approach? Moreover is there still a role for private cloud? The survey will give you the answers to a range of key points. These include:
• The percentage of those migrating to the cloud that use a single migration method.
• Within organisations, the percentage of infrastructure likely to move to public cloud in the next few years.
• Private cloud investment – will it rise, and if so by how much?
• Public cloud investment – again, what percentage of respondents will be investing in it and how does this compare to private cloud?
• Hybrid cloud – what are the specific benefits and why?

The survey will also reveal:
• The thirteen benefits of public and private cloud migration, ranked by percentage in each case.
• The seven primary use cases for private cloud, ranked by popularity.

Hybrid cloud: key take-aways

Anyone considering large-scale cloud migration can learn from the report. In particular, building a strategy that gets the best out of existing applications alongside new development. With any change involving considerable expense, the key is to identify what you are really trying to achieve, and to ensure that costs and benefits are aligned when making your decisions.

To find out more for yourself, and to see the conclusions which all the enterprises surveyed arrived at, simply download your free report now.

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