77% enterprise IT delivery to be cloud-based in Asia Pacific: HP research

77 percent of enterprise IT delivery is expected to be cloud-based in Asia Pacific by 2016, according to a survey commissioned by HP.

38 percent would be on private cloud, 22 percent managed cloud (private cloud managed by someone else) and 17 percent public cloud. Traditional IT will remain a key delivery model accounting for 24 percent, said HP on Monday.

In Januray 2013, another HP survey said enterprises see hybrid delivery as the future of cloud and highlights the challenges they face in creating hybrid environments.

HP on Monday said respondents in Asia Pacific expects cloud to lower costs (59 percent), drive agility (58 percent) and improve customer/citizen service (62 percent).

46 percent are not running any return on investment analysis for their cloud initiatives.

For those organizations that do have some form of measurement, 13 percent say they only use time to delivery metrics, while 10 percent measure their cloud implementations by calculating the cost benefits.

59 percent of respondents in Asia Pacific believe that cloud computing should evolve to an open platform.

HP India says Asia Pacific respondents noted defining service level agreements (SLAs) (62 percent), meeting regulation and governance (56 percent), managing issues with data sovereignty (54 percent) and identifying the right, strategic partner (42 percent) as the primary barriers to cloud solution implementation.

61 percent of the companies surveyed have created a cloud sourcing strategy for the initial applications and workloads to be moved to the cloud.

For organizations with a cloud sourcing strategy, the most important applications to move to the cloud are customer relationship management (CRM) (70 percent), marketing (66%), and storage and archival (63 percent), with finance applications being the least likely to be transitioned.

Respondents in Asia Pacific rated security (68 percent); highly specified SLAs (66 percent) and the ability to handle enterprise-grade workloads (48 percent) as the most important capabilities in an organization’s public cloud usage with credit card (pay-as-you-go) based solutions ranked least important, at 43 percent.

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