By Digital Realty, one of our parent companies

Hybrid cloud is now the go-to IT architecture for enterprise digital transformations in India, according to a new IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Digital Realty. Organizations in India are increasingly adopting a mix of public cloud services and private clouds to meet diverse business, regulatory, security, and performance requirements.

At Digital Realty, we see evidence of this trend in IT every day as we work with our clients in India and across Asia Pacific (APAC). To help us gain deep insights into the shift to hybrid cloud in India, we commissioned IDC to produce an InfoBrief based on extensive surveys of end-user enterprises.

Key IT Trends and Investments in India

Entitled Unlocking Innovation and Efficiency: Harnessing the Power of Hybrid Cloud and Data, IDC’s India InfoBrief points out that the COVID-19 pandemic marked a pivotal shift in India’s enterprise IT landscape as organizations embraced cloud services to drive digital transformations. According to the report, 95 percent of Indian organizations now prefer cloud-based deployments for new applications and workloads to drive digital transformation, modernize infrastructure, and achieve efficiency.

Furthermore, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are becoming the norm, with 78 percent of Indian organizations intending to migrate workloads between multiple providers. This trend is driven by various requirements, including flexibility, scalability, and workload optimization. Data security, governance, and compliance are also high on many Indian organizations’ agendas.

In the next few years, the report says, Indian organizations will focus on digital innovation, business operation resilience programs, workplace transformation and customer experience. As a result, IDC predicts robust IT investments in India, with a significant share dedicated to cloud technologies.

IT Opportunities and Recommendations for Organizations in India

As the world’s largest democracy with thriving high-tech and other industries, India offers enormous opportunities for enterprises. To ensure they are in a strong position to seize these opportunities, leading enterprises are modernizing their approach to IT and embracing hybrid cloud.

Your Cloud Strategy in India

The IDC InfoBrief makes several recommendations to help organizations take advantage of these opportunities and address IT infrastructure challenges. For example, IDC recommends that organizations in or expanding into India:

  • Focus on application migration and innovation through modern platforms and strategic cloud partnerships
  • Leverage automation, observability, and cross-cloud governance
  • Address changing regulations and compliance requirements, exploring sovereign cloud options where necessary
  • Adopt modern technologies such as AI, containerization, serverless, and edge computing
  • Leverage distributed cloud environments and hybrid IT built on a multi-tenant platform

The InfoBrief continues, “Organizations must encompass a wider partner ecosystem, including multiple cloud vendors, cloud hosting, and colocation providers within their hybrid cloud supply chain.

“Evaluation of vendors should encompass security, integration, connectivity, management, and specialized capabilities rather than solely focusing on cost,” IDC adds.

Learn more about India’s and APAC’s transition to hybrid cloud by downloading the IDC InfoBrief, commissioned by Digital Realty, Unlocking Innovation and Efficiency: Harnessing the Power of Hybrid Cloud and Data

Download the report

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