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TECH SUPPLIER Sep 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP44134418

Cloud Interconnect: How Many, How Big, How Fast?

By: Chandana Reddy, Hugh UjhazyVice President, IoT and Telecommunications

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This IDC Market Perspective provides an update on the delivery of secure, scalable, and serviceable multicloud environments that can be managed, orchestrated, and automated to deliver seamless workloads to the enterprise.

Users demand connectivity to their workloads anywhere, anytime. Responding to unpredictable usage patterns and very dynamic access models, enterprises are continuing to move workloads to the cloud. Cloud delivers scalability and easy deployment of workloads proximate to the end user. This move away from centralized, on-premise infrastructure models has led to "cloud-first" workload strategies across Asia/Pacific. But with every new cloud deployment comes the responsibility to provide security, scalability, and service delivery across a wide range of platforms. Supporting this multicloud environment has become an essential component of a cloud-first strategy. IDC estimates that enterprises will utilize 7 to 11 cloud providers. Companies must seek to understand the various workloads they manage, the level of demand experienced, and, most importantly, how workloads can be secured consistently. Organizations must also maintain the integrity of the data throughout its life cycle, until the data is deleted.

"Multicloud infrastructure allows organizations to maintain a hybrid cloud environment that enables a combination of security and cost savings at the same time," says Hugh Ujhazy, vice president, IoT and Telecom, IDC Asia/Pacific. "Implementation of a scalable, secure multicloud environment supported by a consistent management framework and network is key to realizing the benefits of cloud-based workloads."


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