Malaysia leads in private cloud adoption during pandemic: Nutanix
03 Feb 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has reported the greatest increase in private cloud adoption as a result of Covid-19, a survey by Nutanix Inc revealed.
Nutanix Malaysia country manager Avinash Gowda said according to the firm’s latest Malaysian edition of the Enterprise Cloud Index Report 2020, 58 per cent of respondents reported that Covid-19 had caused them to increase their investment in private cloud, outpacing the global average (37 per cent) and their peers in Asia Pacific (APAC) countries (44 per cent).
“Covid-19 has significantly accelerated digital transformation across industries. With digitisation as the new business reality, Malaysia’s businesses will look to make strategic investments in technology that will accelerate business recovery and enable them to scale for innovation and growth,” he said at a media briefing today.
Avinash said to help accelerate and advance companies’ cloud journeys and digital transformation plans, Nutanix had committed its resources to gain a better understanding of companies’ attitudes towards cloud adoption, as well as their deployment considerations.
“Businesses need to look to maximising outcomes from their investments in IT infrastructure to ensure their cloud strategies are financially sound, and future-proof,” he added.
The report said the pandemic had also forced many respondents to strengthen public cloud infrastructure to quickly accommodate large numbers of at-home workers.
A total of 67 per cent of Malaysian respondents said they had boosted public cloud usage and 51 per cent said they had increased hybrid cloud usage.
Surprisingly, the report revealed that cost was not a primary driver behind IT infrastructure change in Malaysia.
It said the motive for modernising IT infrastructures mentioned most often in Malaysia was to increase flexibility to meet business needs (74 per cent).
From there, three goals tie for second place as inspiring change, with 63 per cent of respondents from Malaysia selecting each of the following factors – gaining better control of IT resource usage, increasing the speed of meeting business needs, and better supporting customers.
By contrast, cost savings was cited by just 29 per cent of respondents from Malaysia.
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