TECH SUPPLIER May 2021 - IDC Survey - Doc # US47596221

Worldwide Future of Digital Infrastructure Resiliency Challenges Shape Strategic Deployment Priorities

By: Mary Johnston TurnerResearch Vice President, Future of Digital Infrastructure

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This IDC Survey summarizes selected results from the IDC's May 2021 Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey, which provides monthly tracking of technology priorities and spending plans globally in the wake of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic and business challenges. The May 2021 survey examines responses from 832 IT and LOB executives representing a wide range of countries and industries. All data is weighted by country GDP.

IDC's research shows that, worldwide, 71% of organizations identify digital infrastructure resiliency as a top business priority over the next two years. The survey found that 66% of respondents stated that their organization wants to deal with fewer, more strategic digital infrastructure and cloud vendors, while 68% believe it is important to invest in ways that avoid vendor lock-in. Legacy application requirements, the high cost of public cloud services, and lack of internal skills and automation were most often cited as barriers to achieving overall digital infrastructure resiliency goals. Many organizations are looking to public cloud providers to offer hybrid cloud management control planes, industry-specific compliance capabilities, and pay-as-you-go general-purpose cloud infrastructure to provide strategic infrastructure resources. Pay-as-you-go subscription options for dedicated on-premises digital infrastructure are also often cited as potentially strategic deployment options.

"IDC's research indicates that, around the world, most established organizations are continuing to support important existing legacy applications even as they move forward to adopt modern cloud-centric architectures. Organizations indicate they want portability and choice across infrastructure options while being able to consistently take advantage of pay-as-a-go pricing strategies," states Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, Future of Digital Infrastructure Agenda, at IDC.


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