The results of Datacom’s fourth annual cloud report show Australian organisations have moved well beyond the ‘cloud-first’ mantra of recent years and are taking a workload-by-workload approach to decisions about where to place their applications and data.
While this approach is driving cost efficiencies and performance gains, the complexities of working in hybrid and multi-cloud environments mean that careful planning ahead of migrations or critical cloud infrastructure decisions has become more important than ever.
This year’s research also reveals a critical gap: cloud security. While security was identified as the top tech priority, only 20% of organisations believe they have sufficient budget for security and only 37% have an immutable or offline back-up strategy.
Research for the annual cloud report is commissioned by Datacom and undertaken by Tech Research Asia. Primary research was undertaken with business and IT leaders in 500 organisations across Australia.
We’ve selected some of the report highlights to share below but for more detailed insights and analysis of the research we encourage you to download the full report.