Cloud priorities revealed by new research

New research from Colt Technology Services has found enterprises are preparing to take their cloud migration to the next level, with cloud-centric compute and connectivity key priorities. 

The research, carried out by Censuswide, asked 400 senior IT decision-makers from organisations with over 500 employees about their upcoming cloud projects.

The survey found 33 per cent of respondents are setting aside between £251,000 and £500,000 to fund their next cloud move. APIs topped the list of essential tools for meeting cloud goals, with 56 per cent of respondents citing it. Edge compute followed at 47 per cent, with AI at 43 per cent, on-demand networking at 40 per cent and SD WAN at 32 per cent.

Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt Technology Services, said, “This new report deep dives into what enterprises are moving, how they’re doing it and why. It’s no surprise that tech evolution and emerging technologies are being increasingly used for these projects. The connectivity that underpins them is critical. To ensure cloud migrations happen smoothly, enterprises need to focus on flexible, high bandwidth, low latency connectivity. To do that, they need the right partners. They need an ecosystem of partners working together to deliver for them and their end customers.”

The full research report is available here.

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Charlotte Hathway

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