UK cloud adoption rate hits 88%, but hybrid estates are the future

Grazed from CloudPro. Author: Clare Hopping.

Businesses are prepping to expand their cloud usage over the next 12 months, with the majority of businesses focusing on hybrid offerings, research by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has revealed. “We are entering an unprecedented time of change as digital technologies disrupt entire industries and customer expectations," said Alex Hilton, CIF's CEO.

"Cloud is critical in enabling companies to cope with this change and this research highlights how organisations are increasingly and consistently warming to the cloud delivery model, especially as they begin the realise the benefits to be had from migrating their apps and infrastructure to the cloud."...

CIF's research found that 88% of businesses are already using the cloud, but just over half (58%) of these are taking a hybrid approach. These statistics indicate firms realising the merits of spreading their infrastructure across both cloud and on-premise platforms to ensure they have the best of both worlds - the flexibility of cloud with the peace of mind of on-premise infrastructure...

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