By Asia Cloud Forum editors
New survey findings by Coleman Parkes Researchindicated that 69% of organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan intended to adopt a hybrid cloud delivery model.
The survey, titled "HP cloud and information optimization," was commissioned by HP and was conducted globally in October 2012. The 550 respondents comprised senior business and technology executives in large enterprises and mid-market companies, including those in Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea in the Asia Pacific region.
Hybrid delivery as future of cloud
According to the Coleman Parkes-HP study, enterprises are seeing hybrid delivery as the future of cloud. Yet they also identified the challenges they face in creating hybrid environments.
As cloud adoption gains momentum, it is clear that enterprises anticipate using a hybrid delivery model consisting of traditional IT, managed cloud, private and public cloud offerings going forward.
The study also revealed that more than 60% of senior business and technology executives surveyed are concerned about vendor lock-in when implementing cloud solutions. Seventy-two percent of respondents said that portability of workloads between cloud models also is important when implementing cloud solutions.
Conditions of public cloud adoption
When considering adoption of a public cloud solution, technology executives stated that their organizations need an open, transparent underlying infrastructure (68%), service level agreements (60%) and enterprise billing (47%), before putting production applications in the cloud.
Additionally, 62% of business and technology decision makers said it is important for their organizations to be able to burst to an external cloud services provider to gain instant access to additional capacity and easily manage uneven service demands.