Half of enterprises in India will operate in a hybrid multi-cloud environment by 2021: IDC

Half of enterprises in India will operate in a hybrid multi-cloud environment by 2021: IDC
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20 Feb, 2020

Half of India’s enterprises will operate in a hybrid multi-cloud environment by 2021, according to Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

The research firm, in a report titled IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2020 Predictions – India Implications, said that 95% of organisations globally are planning to increase their cloud spends in the next 12 months.

“Enterprises in India are looking at cloud as a key enabler to meet their business priorities. As per IDC's Cloud Pulse 2Q19, 75% of organisations in India have plans to invest in cloud-based infrastructure and applications to meet their business goals,” Rishu Sharma, principal analyst, cloud and artificial intelligence at IDC India, said.

The research said that while organisations are looking at multiple clouds, they are also dealing with the challenges that managing a hybrid multi-cloud environment  brings. 

"Cloud management is a challenge. Organisations are looking for partners that can help them bridge the talent gap, reskill existing staff and develop access to new resources. (The) India market demands consistent and standardised automated cloud installations that enable technicians and decision-makers to execute timely assessments in a cost-effective manner," Swapnil Shende, senior market analyst for artificial intelligence (AI) at IDC India, said. 

As per the report, some of the key predictions that would impact the technology buyers and suppliers in cloud technologies and services in India in next three years are:

Distributed clouds: By 2021, 50% of the enterprises in India will rely on a mix of on-premises/dedicated private clouds, several public cloud and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs.

Multi-cloud management: By 2022, 30% of enterprises in India will deploy unified vendor management systems, Kubernetes and multi-cloud management processes and tools to support governance across on-premises and public clouds.

Hyperagile apps: By 2023, a third of India enterprise applications will be deployed in a containerised hybrid cloud/multi-cloud environment to provide agility for a frictionless deployment and management experience.

Last month, the research firm also listed the top 10 predictions that will impact AI investments for organisations in India in 2020 and beyond.