Hybrid Cloud Trends

Hybrid cloud is clearly becoming the default configuration for most organizations, combining growing public cloud usage (including off-premises hosting) with existing on-premises workloads. Organizations will continue to keep workloads on-premises for the foreseeable future, but increasingly recognize the importance of being able to integrate them with off-premises cloud workloads.

In order to gain more insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 358 IT professionals at organizations in North America (U.S. and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing the technologies underlying their organization’s on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure. Among other things, this study sought to determine:

  • What exactly is the balance of on-premises and off-premises workloads?
  • Will the on-premises, infrastructure-first mindset of many hybrid cloud strategies start to shift toward a public cloud-based orientation?
  • What are the requirements for automation and management in a hybrid cloud ecosystem?
  • How long will hybrid cloud be the operating model for organizations?


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