About 63% of enterprises in India have ramped up investments in hybrid cloud to overcome the negative effects of Covid-19, as opposed to only 46% globally, according to a report by San Jose, California based cloud computing company Nutanix.
The report, Enterprise Cloud Index, also showed that 97% of respondents in India felt hybrid cloud was the right architecture for their organisations, which was 10% higher than the global average, according to a statement.
“Cloud is now a critical component of IT infrastructure, as Indian enterprises branch further into investing in digitization and look for secure alternatives for their workloads,” Balakrishnan Anantharaman, managing director, sales, India and SAARC, Nutanix said.
The study, which took place in the middle of 2020, surveyed 3,400 IT (information technology) decision makers across industries in the geographies of Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.
Nutanix said that some of the key questions added this year was about the impact of Covid-19 on current and future IT infrastructure decisions.
“In the business environment brought about by the pandemic, flexibility and security have emerged to be of utmost importance,” Anantharaman added.
About 56% of organizations in India are also developing ambitious plans to run an integrated hybrid environment within the next five years. Indians also felt that traditional data center penetration in the country would drop from 13% to 3% within the next five years.
However, the report also showed that cost was not a primary factor in looking to modernize IT solutions. Better control of IT resources (79%), increased speed in meeting business(69%) and better support to customers (60%) played a crucial role in companies’ decision making.
The report also pointed towards an increased appetite for hyper-converged infrastructure in India, with 72% of respondents already have deployed the solution, or in the process of deploying HCI. This is 25% less than the global average at 50%.