“Atos and EMC Reveal Independent Research Showing Enterprise Cloud Strategies are Predominantly Hybrid”

Bezons, 10 December 2015

As Hybrid Cloud Adoption Grows, IT departments Shift their Business Model to Become Business Service Providers and Brokers

Canopy, the Atos Cloud, in collaboration with EMC commissioned a study about Hybrid Cloud adoption conducted by Forrester Consulting.  Surveying over 150 companies with revenues of $1 billion+ across multiple countries, the findings show an increased adoption of hybrid cloud services with 58% of the respondents saying they already have some form of hybrid cloud environment.

Multi-Cloud is Here and a Reality


The research demonstrates that a majority of companies now understand that their approach to cloud must be through a combination of cloud services.


Organizations using hybrid cloud define it as a ‘cloud spread across multiple deployment models' with 40% of respondents seeing it as a combination of Private and Public Cloud usage.

Service Management Takes Center Stage


51% of respondents consider that the Hybrid Cloud has the potential to allow the consolidation of the management of all cloud services.


Further to that, respondents said that when deploying a hybrid cloud solution the most important factors to be considered are the ability to monitor and optimise cloud costs (55%) and performance (49%).


In response to the potential risks represented by shadow IT, Bring-your-own device and cloud, the survey shows that recognition is high amongst IT professionals for the need of improved management and better governance.


This brings orchestration and service brokering to the heart of the IT strategy, with service management taking center stage in IT organizations which are rapidly shifting to a role of providers and brokers of business services.

Bi-modal IT is the Default IT Model


46% of respondents identified the rewriting of applications to scale as a deployment scenario for Hybrid Cloud, and 33% stated that they have already built some service templates across hybrid clouds.


When asked what to watch for when deploying a hybrid cloud, 47% of respondents said that it was important to ease the ability to port applications across different clouds.


This response indicates that the cloud has become a target platform for many applications, not only for cloud-native applications but also for many enterprise applications which are becoming candidates for cloud deployment.


Commenting on these findings, Philippe Llorens, CEO at Canopy said, “Managing a number of different cloud solutions represents a challenge and a new opportunity for IT leaders. They can solidify their own role within the business by consolidating, governing and managing a combination of cloud-based services to ensure they help meet business needs. With this objective in mind, IT leaders have started to articulate clear strategies in terms of security and governance, and look for partners who have the ability to assist them in their full cloud transformation”.


Commenting on these findings, Anna Dorcey, Vice President Global Alliances, Americas Field & Partner Marketing at EMC Corporation said, “Many organizations are looking for ways to drive more business value, redefine their business models, and build an enhanced customer experience in an increasingly digital world. An agile, adaptable and scalable hybrid cloud solution that addresses the need for rapid deployment and controlled management helps organizations innovate rapidly and deliver enterprise-grade performance, resiliency and security while combining the control, reliability and confidence of private cloud with the simplicity, flexibility and cost efficiency of public clouds.”


Read the full report here.

About Atos


Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with revenue of €11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.


Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Bull, Canopy, Worldline, Atos Consulting and Atos Worldgrid.

About Canopy


Canopy - the Atos Cloud - integrates cloud services, enabling customers to drive business transformation through open, orchestrated cloud solutions delivered from world-class datacenters. As the cloud brand of Atos, Canopy provides end-to-end services to a global client base, transforming the infrastructure and applications that power digital business and delivering improved business agility and faster time to market. More information: www.canopy-cloud.com

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