59% of organizations operate up to 50% of their workloads in the cloud. The biggest challenges most continue to face relate to governance, security, and operational best practices.1
70% of organizations claim to have orchestration capabilities to manage cloud workloads.1
Cloud services enable organizations to execute on business strategies faster, but not necessarily cheaper. In many cases, cloud management tooling is a bifurcated strategy.
52% of organizations indicate having a single pane of glass for operational visibility.1
The concept of a “single pane of glass,” relative to cloud services, refers to a common management platform for multiple clouds that provides unified visibility in the management of application workloads. As cloud sprawl proliferates, so will the need to unify cost and service orchestration management.
82% of organizations indicate having integrated critical business processes using multiple cloud services.1
Most enterprises never intended to operate in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment, and yet, that’s exactly where they are today. Why? As the needs of the enterprise require deeper feature offerings and capabilities, having a multi-cloud vendor strategy for load migrations makes more sense.
83% of organizations cannot bill-back cloud costs to departments.1
Cloud enables organizations to consume services faster without predictability and governance. As cloud consumption increases, so does the opportunity to have runaway costs.
70% of enterprises do not have an understanding of the full economic benefit of cloud consumption.1
The economic effectiveness of a cloud strategy goes beyond shifting capital expenses to operational budgets. Often, one of the most substantial costs of managing technology is people.
Only 12% of companies indicate a 40+% savings in data-center/on-premises costs to date.1
Despite considerable cost reductions leveraging cloud, many organizations continue a dual-homed strategy — consuming technology services both on-premises and in the cloud.
What’s slowing them down? Multi-cloud strategies require cloud-relevant tooling, operational processes, and considerations for security and compliance.
1. Data Intensity, Cloud Maturity Assessment Index (CMAI) (January 2019)