India is leading the world in moving apps back on-premise

India is leading the world in moving apps back on-premise
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13 Mar, 2020

India is among the leading countries in the world that is moving back apps from the public cloud back to on-premise data centres, according to an annual survey of enterprises by cloud computing infrastructure firm Nutanix.

The survey found that more than 90% of Indian enterprises are in the process of rebalancing their cloud strategy, with them either having moved already or planning to move the apps to on-prem. Globally, the rates were lower at 73%, while the Asia Pacific region the tendency was closer to the global figure at 76%.

Nutanix said that as the cloud space matures, many enterprises are realising that public cloud is not the single solution to their cloud strategy.

"As cloud decisions have become more nuanced than simply moving to public cloud to save money on upfront capital costs—those initial returns, though substantial, may not persevere long-term, depending on the nature of the cloud workload," the report said in its findings.

The second annual survey was conducted by Vanson Bourne for Nutanix and surveyed over  2,650 global IT decision-makers.

“Cloud mobility is a critical factor in this fast-changing digital environment. Flexibility and security are essential, and Indian enterprises need the ability to match workloads to the best environment at the time, they are seeing hybrid cloud as the ideal IT environment,” said Balakrishnan Anantharaman, vice president and managing director for sales, India and SAARC at Nutanix.

However, this enthusiasm does not show in terms of hybrid cloud adoption, which lagged global and Asia Pacific peers with only 42% of enterprises planning to shift the majority of their IT deployments to hybrid cloud, less than Asia Pacific's 53% and global average of 52%. 

Nutanix survey showed that India relies less on traditional data centres than both Asia Pacific and the global average with only 42% of Indian respondents reported current usage of traditional data centre deployments. The global average was 53%, with Japan ranked lower reporting the lowest traditional datacentre penetration in the world  at 24%.

Meanwhile, a higher percentage of Indian enterprises wanted to have all of their workloads in one place despite rooting for the hybrid cloud, with only 13% of Indian respondents wanting their workloads distributed across multiple clouds. While 46% of Indian enterprises envision all of their workloads in the public cloud, 38% prefer all workloads running in a private cloud.