Investment in technology the silver bullet to accelerate business recovery

Nutanix Manager Country Manager, Avinash Gowda presented key findings of the Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) Report 2020 noting that Malaysian businesses will look to make a strategic investment in technology that will accelerate business recovery and enable them to scale for innovation and growth. 

In relation to that, Nutanix finds that businesses are migrating to Cloud due to anticipated benefits it brings. Cost is not a primary driver behind IT infrastructure change in Malaysia and the motive for modernising IT infrastructures mentioned most often in Malaysia is to increase flexibility to meet business needs in which 74 percent respondent believes so. 

Whereas 63 percent business claim cloud help to control better usage of IT resources as well as expedite the business activities respectively.

Despite being slightly behind the curve with private cloud adoption, Malaysian IT pros report above-average progress with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). More than half, (59 percent) say their organisation have deployed HCI or are in the process of deploying it in their datacenters. 

HCI creates a foundation for private cloud by virtualising and integrating data center compute storage, and networking devices in standard, off-the-shelf server hardware.

Not all cloud is equal and ideal for IT operating models. Hence, some business opt to transition to hybrid cloud. Most ECI respondents, including Malaysian organisation, indicate that they are well on track but claims the transitions to hybrid do not happen overnight. 

ECI respondents cite security and related governance and compliance concerns as among both their largest decision factors and greatest challenges with cloud computing. That includes a challenge to maintain a hybrid cloud environment.

Aditionally , Malaysia respondents alike mentioned the top four key decisions to consider in IT deployment includes security, privacy, compliance strengths, budget, and the existing IT skillsets. Overall, Malaysian respondent is particularly bullish about expanding their public multicloud environment.  They estimate to grow public multicloud use by six percent in five years.

During the media briefing, Avinash Gowda also added that with business recovery on the horizon, companies in Malaysia see cloud adoption as a top priority, as revealed in the ECI report.

“Businesses need to look to maximizing outcomes from their investments in IT infrastructure — to ensure their cloud strategies are financially sound, and future-proof,” said Avinash.

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