Survey: Australian organisations not maximising potential of the cloud with current cloud service providers

New survey suggests simplified, centrally managed hybrid cloud environments key to tapping value of cloud services for Australian organisations.

SYDNEY – 12 November 2014 – A new survey suggests despite the recent growth of Australia’s cloud computing market, the lack of organisations embracing hybrid cloud environments is hindering business agility and efficiency. NTT Communications ICT Solutions (NTT ICT) commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the adoption and success of various cloud models within Australian businesses. 

Hybrid Cloud White Paper ArticleThe November 2014 study titled “It’s A Hybrid Cloud World — Strategies for Cloud Success” was developed based on surveys with 150 CIOs and senior IT decisions-makers from organisations within Australia and found that only 12 percent of organisations have used hybrid cloud models for a year or longer. That’s compared to 55 percent of organisations who have used a public cloud solution and 47 percent who have used a private cloud service. Of the respondents, 78% reported not ever having used a hybrid model at all.

Furthermore, the survey revealed many Australian organisations cited a lack of confidence in their current providers’ ability to help them move workloads between different cloud environments. Respondents expressed they would prefer to move workloads between cloud service providers, primarily to avoid vendor lock-in, but 88 percent of organisations find it challenging. In fact, 38 percent reported that moving workloads was so difficult, it had jeopardised the transition and disrupted business.

“Given the network, application and internal IT challenges today’s IT leaders face, it is understandable that many have not yet adopted hybrid cloud solutions,” said Monte Davis, CEO of NTT Communications ICT Solutions. “CIOs often feel that integrating cloud offerings with their current infrastructure is too costly and complex, not realising there are solutions which enable them to simplify and centralise their IT infrastructure.”

The survey also reveals that more organisations are sharpening their cloud service requirements and re-evaluating whether current providers can meet future needs.

The study notes that “the age of the customer will place harsh and unfamiliar demands on organisations, necessitating changes in how they develop, market, sell, and deliver products and services. To differentiate and drive improved business agility, organisations are embracing cloud services from a wide range of cloud providers.” Therefore the study comes to the conclusion that “to manage these new, unfamiliar hybrid cloud environments, organisations need support from reliable cloud service providers.”

“The cloud needs of Australian organisations have evolved – while cost and speed of deployment are still important factors, many organisations now find that simplified IT provides a platform for greater agility,” said Davis. “We are empowering businesses to gain more from hybrid Cloud environments with a centralised solution that offers full visibility across multiple public and private Cloud providers as well as the existing physical infrastructure. This enables organisations to maximise efficiency and unlock true business value.”

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About NTT Com ICT Solutions

NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of NTT Communications, the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). The NTT Communications ICT Solutions (NTT ICT) brand was launched in 2013 and comprises of NTT Communications' Australian entities NTT Australia, Frontline Systems Australia, and Harbour MSP.

NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd  (NTT ICT) is a fully integrated, one-stop hub for IT services. The company delivers end-to-end information and communication technology solutions supported with professional services, managed services, and ever-ready technical support working with enterprise-size Australian organisations that want to re-imagine IT through infrastructure innovation. Services include a world-class Tier-1 Internet backbone, secure closed networks, security, system integration, network and application management, managed hosting, infrastructure resale, and global content delivery services. In addition, NTT ICT is a data centre service provider, specialising in fully integrated colocation, private cloud, and managed IT services.