Over 900 IT Executives Answer: What Does Hybrid Cloud Do For Digital Business?

A few months back you might remember David Goulden offering EMC’s perspective on how hybrid cloud enables digital business. So you know what we think. But we wanted to find out what you think.  So we partnered with IDG to survey over 900 IT executives to dig into the connections between the two. What did you tell us? In short, hybrid cloud is not only an enabler of digital business– it’s an accelerant as well.

How much of an accelerant? The survey found that those IT execs that most embraced hybrid cloud are three times more likely to be approaching their digital business goals than those that have not.

Why might adoption of hybrid cloud act as such an accelerant? More than three quarters of respondents reported that hybrid cloud speeds IT delivery while enabling greater agility and innovation. But it also delivers savings. How much? Respondents Hybrid Cloudreported IT savings of 24% on average, which is a huge number. Imagine being a big bank with a multibillion-dollar budget … this would suggest that running a hybrid cloud could deliver savings of a billion dollars! And even if your budget isn’t quite so high, I’m guessing you’d still be quite interested in reducing costs by a quarter.
Digging into the numbers a bit more revealed another interesting item: a multiplier effect. The more workloads executives reported placing on hybrid cloud, the more their savings grew – from 24% to 29%. So the more enthusiastic you are about hybrid cloud, the more enthusiastic it is about delivering you savings!

So what happens with those savings?  Respondents reported re-investing them at a rate of 40% on average – with digital business being a top investment target. So not only does Hybrid cloud deliver agility, it delivers the savings used to fund digital transformation.

What this all nets out to is a fairly simple conclusion: hybrid cloud is the key enabler of digital business – and the more you embrace it, the faster you can move towards running one.

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