Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation
Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organizations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems. This has resulted in a hybrid IT environment.
Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation. A study by Frost & Sullivan reveals that more than half of enterprises surveyed last year are planning to move to a hybrid environment over the next 12 to 18 months. This is putting pressure on vendors and services providers as the traditional IT procurement model is being disrupted by new business models. Service providers, however, are responding by accelerating their pace of service innovation.
According to Mayank Kapoor, Industry Principal, ICT - Data Center and Cloud Computing, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific, although hybrid IT is defining the new normal, the cloud is enabling the accelerated adoption of new technologies such as Big Data, the Internet of Things and Connected Industries. "These new technologies are also driving industry transformation,"Kapoor notes.