Organizations in the Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, (APeJ) are slowly considering the next advancement of cloud adoption in terms of technology and services to reap benefits beyond cost reduction and IT productivity, according to market intelligence firm International Data Corp.
“With the multicloud environment becoming more manageable, organizations are loving the openness toward having workload portability and getting the best out of their cloud strategy without worrying about challenges of complexities, vendor lock in, data privacy or governance,” said Shahnawas Latiff, research Manager at IDC Asia Pacific.
Organizations in APeJ are experiencing transformation from a technology and services implementation point and are advancing their investment considering the future innovation needs. Cloud and cloud service capabilities are imminent investments that enable organizations to differentiate themselves and give them a competitive edge. Ecosystem partners and professional service providers offer specialized capabilities to cloud service providers, who are otherwise getting commoditized with their bare minimum solutions or service.
IDC’s survey findings and spending guide indicates different levels of cloud maturity in terms of country’s adoption, investments, capabilities, and expected business outcomes. Though many organizations have a multicloud strategy, they are not using the full capability of those cloud investments. This is now starting to change with messaging and service support around issues concerning data privacy, security, governance, complexity, skill availability and workload portability between different cloud.