Hybrid cloud model still dominates, research shows

NetApp surveyed 750 CIOs and IT managers about cloud adoption, security and General Data Protection Regulation

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Hybrid cloud model still dominates, research shows NetApp highlighted that more than half of the survey base use a combination of private and public cloud
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  April 3, 2017

CIOs and IT managers have identified hybrid cloud as the most common adoption, according to research on cloud adoption in EMEA by NetApp.

NetApp highlighted that more than half of the survey base use a combination of private and public cloud and that 56% of respondents said security is a primary reason for adopting cloud. Storage and backup ranked as a top use for cloud.

Other results included, whilst hybrid cloud is the preferred option, CIOs and IT managers rely on different types of partners: local service providers are the preferred hybrid cloud partner - as stated by a combined 26% of base respondents. Other options like hyperscalers (18%) and larger cloud service providers or global system integrators (17%) are less popular.

Furthermore, only 3% of all respondents claim they are not using any cloud services or are only planning to them and all countries also put flexibility (55%) and cost savings (54%) high on the list.

Fadi Kanafani, regional director Middle East & Africa, NetApp said: "It is clear that IT leaders look to the cloud to boost agility and innovation. We believe that cloud-integrated data management is the crucial requirement to unlock this potential, making sure that customers harness any cloud with full control for maximum benefit. The result is security and simplicity at scale wherever data moves."

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