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The study notes that 60 pc of the respondents believe virtualization will be the primary technology over the next 12 months

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro Ltd., a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company and Cisco Systems unveiled a jointly commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Wipro Ltd and Cisco Systems that forecasts large enterprises combining private and public cloud operations, often described as "hybrid cloud computing". The September 2013 study titled "Transforming The Data Center -Navigating The Journey From Virtualization To Private Clouds" notes that "hybrid cloud" is becoming the new normal.

IT decision-makers report great interest in using IaaS in a hybrid cloud approach to complement on premises capacity, rather than replace it, and are planning for the impact that it will have on network operations and spending. While a hybrid approach promises cost savings and significant gains in IT and business flexibility, some concerns remain around how to manage and integrate on-premises infrastructure with cloud services in a hybrid cloud architecture.

The study notes that 60 pc of the respondents believe virtualization will be the primary technology over the next 12 months. Banking, financial services and insurance companies strongly recognize the link between virtualization and private/hybrid cloud enablement with 97pc of those surveyed highlighting this aspect.

Historically, costs have been the initial motivator for virtualization and cloud adoption, but the study found that security is at par with cost as a primary driver for a hybrid cloud approach. 78pc of Indian respondents feel that cost reduction and resource optimization drive cloud investments and 76pc believe that security is one of the key capabilities required to enable private/hybrid cloud.

The study also states that 25 pc of the respondents find that adopting IaaS as-a-service technology will drive IT organizations towards a hybrid cloud approach. More than half of those planning to use or using IaaS see "on-demand flexibility for hosting workloads on-premises or at a cloud service provider" as a key benefit of going hybrid with their IaaS strategy. Flexibility to respond quickly to business needs also topped the list of key benefits associated with a hybrid model.

"We have observed that while private and hybrid cloud is gaining significant mind-share across the Asia-Pacific region, there are interesting differences in their investment criteria. Cost reduction remains top of the mind for nearly 80% of technology leaders in India, whereas expanding existing virtualization Investments is critical in both Australia and Singapore", said Anuj Bhalla, Vice President & Global Business Unit Head, Product, System Integration and Maintenance Service, Wipro Ltd.

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Peter Gruetter Thu Dec 5 at 12:46 AM

And yes, analysys instead of analysis was just a typo:-)

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Peter Gruetter Thu Dec 5 at 12:42 AM

No news, no analysys, no content. Honestly, why this gobbledygook?

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QuoteColo Wed Dec 4 at 02:49 AM

Would like to see more exact figures on private cloud actual usage. From our end point, 50% of the cloud hosting opts that we are working on these days are for a hybrid cloud application

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