Nutanix study shows public sector leadership in multicloud adoption

Hybrid computing company Multicloud Nutanix has announced the results of the 2022 Global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey on cloud adoption by the public sector. This report measures progress in cloud adoption, including global governments as well as the US federal government, as well as public education subsectors. The survey showed that more public sector organizations have adopted Multicloud as their primary IT operating model, surpassing the global average. The adoption rate is expected to nearly double from 39% to 67% in the next three years.

Public sector IT priorities for the next 12-18 months include improving security (46%), storage (41%), 5G implementation (39%), and improving multi-cloud management (39%)

According to the study, the multicloud method is on the rise and is the dominant IT architecture used in the world, including the dominant style in the public sector. The global public education sub-sector reported the highest use among all ECI respondents (69%), with adoption nearly double the global average. Specifically, the US federal subsector is also outperforming the average, with 47% adopting the Multicloud model. However, the complexity of managing across the boundaries of the cloud remains a significant challenge for public sector organizations, with 85% agreeing that their organizations need to simplify managing multiple clouds to succeed. To address key challenges related to cost, security, interoperability, and data integration, 75% agree that the hybrid Multicloud model, an IT operating model with multiple clouds, both private and public, with interoperability between them, is ideal.

“The evolution to a Multicloud IT infrastructure spanning both private and public clouds is in full swing around the world, with the public sector on high gear,” says Chip George, Vice President of Public Sector at Nutanix. “This evolution requires a dedication to robust and rooted platform security in order to fully implement the Multicloud vision and expand capabilities from the center to the edge. Public sector organizations must look for hybrid multicloud solutions that meet security requirements while providing visibility, manageability, and consistent policy application, along with With strict cost control across all environments.”


Public sector survey respondents were asked about their current challenges in the cloud, how they manage business applications and critical tasks today, and how they plan to manage them in the future. Respondents were also asked about the impact of the pandemic on recent, current and future IT infrastructure decisions and how technology strategy and priorities might change because of it. Key findings from this year’s report:

Public sector organizations face multi-cloud challenges, including protecting their data across multiple clouds (49%), application mobility (47%), security (46%), and management costs (45%). Moreover, given that nearly all (97%) US federal institutions, 86% of public education, and 87% of all listed global public sector institutions lack some IT skills to meet today’s business demands, it is likely that streamlining processes It will be a major focus for many in the coming year.
However, IT leaders understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, which makes Hybrid Multicloud ideal according to the majority of respondents (75%). This model will help address some of the key challenges of multicloud implementations by providing a unified cloud environment in which security and data management policies can be applied uniformly.

Public sector organizations are optimistic about application mobility. Application mobility is an enabler of intelligent cloud optimization and multicloud networks, and while 75% of public sector organizations have moved one or more applications to a new IT environment within the past year, it is well below the industry average (91%). Those who cite improving security and/or meeting regulatory requirements (33%), gaining control (31%), and performance (30%) as top drivers. Additionally, 76% agreed that moving a workload to a new cloud environment can be costly and time-consuming, versus 80% of all respondents across all industries, indicating that application migration is seen as an improvement. Public education institutions, which are ahead of the Multicloud curve, were more optimistic, with only 56% agreeing with the difficulty of application mobility, while US federal organizations had the highest level of concern, with 77% agreeing.

– Top public sector IT priorities for the next 12-18 months include improving security (46%), storage (41%), 5G implementation (39%) and improving multi-cloud management (39%)%. Public sector participants also said that the ongoing pandemic has motivated them to increase their IT spending in some areas emphasizing strengthening their security posture (55%), implementing AI-powered self-service technology (50%) and modernizing existing IT infrastructure (40%). ).

For the fourth year in a row, Vanson Bourne conducted research on behalf of Nutanix, surveying 1,700 IT decision makers worldwide in August and September 2021. This report is a supplement to the fourth comprehensive Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) report. Global and focused on cloud implementation and planning trends in the public sector, based on responses from 491 IT professionals in this market. Compares cloud computing plans for the public sector, sub-sectors, priorities, and experiences with each other, as well as with other sectors and the overall global response base.


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