Hybrid IT Deployments Grow, Despite Security Worries
The survey revealed while adoption is exploding and investment increasing, most enterprises are unable to monitor and control the accompanying sprawl.There has been a significant increase in the number or companies leveraging hybrid IT – or the ability to burst to the public cloud to meet fluctuating computing and business requirements, according to a survey of 1,200 global organizations from IT monitoring software provider ScienceLogic. The survey also revealed that while adoption is exploding and investment increasing, most enterprises are unable to monitor and control the accompanying sprawl, lack hybrid IT management skills, and do not have proper visibility into their clouds – all resulting in significant infrastructure availability and performance risk. In addition, the study found 81 percent of companies are using public clouds today, to establish a hybrid environment, but one of every three enterprises report that they don’t have the capacity today to monitor their hybrid infrastructures. "Most business will need to initially migrate part of their IT to the public cloud, in order to become hybrid," Yama Habibzai, chief marketing officer for ScienceLogic, told eWeek. "During the migration process, they need to make sure that data is not lost, along the way and that they have a safe migration. Because many of the securities may get set up after the migration, it is critical to protect the data during the migration."
One out of three said they are not adequately trained and skilled to manage hybrid environments, and a third of companies using public clouds now have more than 25 percent of all IT resources in the cloud.