KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian business owners and enterprises are keen on adopting hybrid cloud services, with 97% of Malaysian respondents in a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey identifying it as the ideal operating model, reported Bernama.
Nutanix Malaysia country manager Avinash Gowda said the global pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption among enterprises with 88% of respondents in the country saying COVID-19 has caused information technology (IT) to be viewed more strategically in their organisations.
“67% of Malaysian respondents said they have increased their investments in the public cloud, 58% in private cloud and 51% have upped their hybrid cloud investments as a direct result of the pandemic,” he said during a virtual Nutanix ECI media briefing on February 3.
Avinash said the ECI showed that Malaysian respondents run slightly more hybrid clouds than average today with 14% penetration, which they intend to grow to 57% in five years.
“Malaysian enterprises aren’t just looking to digitise, they are looking for a trusted partner that they can partner with in this transformation journey. Most ECI respondents, including those in Malaysia, indicate they are in the process of transitioning to hybrid cloud,” he added.
Other ECI findings show that cost is not a primary factor for enterprises to drive their digital transformation as the motive for modernising IT infrastructure is to increase flexibility to meet business needs.
“Respondents want to have better control of their IT resource usage. They want to be able to increase and be able to meet business demand and support their customers. So cost saving is not the only factor driving cloud adoption,” said Avinash.
According to the report, Malaysians indicated substantially more interest in gaining business flexibility, better support for customers, improving security, supporting applications that would not run easily in third-party cloud environments and support for remote working.
Most ECI survey respondents cite security and related governance and compliance concerns as among their largest decision factors and greatest challenges with cloud computing, said the report.