A survey by EMC said hybrid cloud adoption has increased 9 percent since 2013.
The survey covered 10,451 IT business decision-makers across 33 countries and conducted by Vanson Bourne.
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The EMC survey said the hybrid cloud adoption has seen 27 percent uptake across the globe – 28 percent in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, 24 percent in APJ and 24 percent in Latin America.
64 percent of global respondents and 68 percent in APJ expressed a need for a hybrid cloud due to the agility and security it provides.
74 percent believes that increasing automation in their infrastructure is imperative to business growth.
Though organizations are moving increasingly online, 16 percent worldwide and 11 percent in APJ would be willing to outsource any application on a public cloud.
39 percent will not be willing put the financial planning applications in the public cloud, 35 percent will not be ready in the case of human capital management and 32 percent in ERP.
EMC said developed markets with more advanced IT economies lead the charge for cloud adoption, while emerging markets appear to be more risk averse with lower levels of cloud uptake overall.
79 percent of emerging markets say they expect a competitive advantage from megatrends such as cloud, mobile, social, and Big Data against 75 percent of developed countries. EMC said 67 percent think combining public and private cloud will improve security and agility against 60 percent of developed countries.
“Enterprise IT continues to be under massive pressure to improve quality of service while reducing cost. As a result, companies are moving toward more advanced levels of IT infrastructure driven by innovation such as hybrid cloud,” said Jeremy Burton, president, Products and Marketing, EMC.