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Study reveals the scale of Covid-19-induced cloud migration

Written by Wed 24 Jun 2020

New LogicMonitor study examines the future of cloud workloads and long-term impacts of Covid-19

We’ve all heard how coronavirus has forced businesses to flock to the cloud in recent weeks but a new study has finally revealed the extent to which enterprises have migrated workloads to the cloud in response to the pandemic.

LogicMonitor polled 500 global IT decision makers between May and June to gauge their acceleration to the cloud.

87 percent of respondents agreed that Covid-19 had caused organisations to accelerate their migration to the cloud as companies take advantage of the technology to quickly adjust to remote workforce scenarios.

Strikingly, many senior IT leaders endorsed the view that only 5 percent of workloads would be on-premise by 2022.

37 percent of respondents in the APAC region said 95 percent of workloads will reach the cloud by 2022, compared with 35 percent of US/Canada respondents and 30 percent of UK respondents.

Prior to Covid-19, 35 percent of workloads resided on-prem, according to survey respondents. However, by 2025, respondents believe only 22 percent of workloads will be located on premises, a dip of 13 percent.

“Fast forward to today, and the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the importance of the cloud in large and small enterprises as a vital asset to business operations,” said Tej Redkar, Chief Product Officer at LogicMonitor.

“It is clear that organizations are hastening their cloud migration during the crisis, as the cloud is enabling them to operate remotely now while also serving as the foundation for digital transformation and ongoing innovation.”

IT decision makers don’t expect the distribution of workloads on public and private clouds to shift a great deal over the next few years.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 23 percent of workloads resided in the public cloud, and 25 percent in the private cloud.

By 2025, respondents said 28 percent of workloads will be in the public cloud, and 30 percent in the private cloud.

Written by Wed 24 Jun 2020


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