I think it’s no secret that Hybrid cloud is the operating model for most folks. What did surprise me was 18% of respondents are still developing a cloud strategy and 5% had no cloud strategy at all.
Hybrid cloud continues to be the leading cloud strategy among respondents, rising three points to 30% this year. Multicloud is also on the rise, coming in at 13% compared to 11% last year. On the other hand, public (9%) and private (14%) cloud-first strategies are waning. This should come as little surprise as we see the realities of today’s business environment leading organizations to want to balance the speed, efficiency and scale of cloud-native technologies with the control and security features that on-premises infrastructure provides.