Indian firms rapidly adopting cloud infrastructure: Oracle

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Indian businesses are rapidly embracing cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to boost performance and innovation levels, new research from Oracle has revealed.

Oracle partnered with Longitude Research to survey 1,614 IT professionals in India, Australia, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and the UK about the state of their cloud infrastructure implementation and how they expect to use the technology in the coming years.

The report titled — “You & IaaS: The new generation”— found that 79 percent of businesses in India that are already using IaaS to some extent, say it makes it easier to innovate.

The same proportion says moving to IaaS has significantly cut their time to deploy new applications or services.

Furthermore, 76 percent say IaaS has significantly cut on-going maintenance costs and 75 percent of all respondents believe businesses not investing in IaaS will increasingly find themselves struggling to keep pace with businesses that are.

While negative perceptions around security, complexity and loss of control still present barriers to adoption, these factors are fast becoming outdated myths,  the report said.

The research also found that experienced users are almost twice as likely to believe IaaS can provide world class operational performance in terms of availability, uptime and speed, compared to non-adopters. A

Though some fear the move to IaaS may be complicated, 64 percent of experienced IaaS users say the move was easier than they expected.

Most Indian respondents agree IaaS will have a role to play in their business within three years, with 51 percent saying they will run most – or all of their business IT infrastructure using IaaS.

At the same time, a meagre 8 percent of respondents believe IaaS will have little or no role in their business in three years.

“With new, modern cloud infrastructure services available and increased  experience, we are now seeing high levels of success and satisfaction from businesses that are saving money, cutting complexity and driving exciting innovation,” said Subash Nambiar, VP-Cloud Platform, Oracle India.