Security, data concerns drive public sector cloud deployments
Cyber security and data sovereignty concerns are top drivers for public sector’s growth in hybrid multi-cloud deployments over the next three years, a new report says.
Nutanix today released the public sector findings of its fifth annual Enterprise Cloud Index survey, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption.
The research reveals that public sector organisations plan to accelerate their hybrid multi-cloud deployments nearly five-fold over the next three years.
Some 1 450 IT decision-makers around the world in December 2022 and January 2023 were interviewed for the survey.
The survey focused on cloud deployments in the global public sector, which include federal/national government organisations, as well as state and local government organisations, public educational institutions, and public healthcare organisations.
It highlights the cloud plans, priorities, challenges, and experiences of IT professionals in the public sector around the world and how they compare to the full, cross-industry global response pool.
Overall, public sector respondents expect to increase their general use of mixed-IT infrastructure to 73%.
Cyber security, data security, sovereignty, protection and recovery are top drivers of this group’s IT infrastructure purchasing decisions.
Sammy Zoghlami, senior vice-president EMEA, Nutanix, comments: “Public sector CIOs are universally modernising their IT environments to effectively serve their constituents, missions, and mandates.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of agility to swiftly adapt to changing circumstances in government, education, and healthcare sectors.
“Recognising this need, public sector IT leaders are embracing diverse IT environments, encompassing data centres, edge computing, colocation, and various public clouds to meet their individual specific requirements.
“This approach offers the freedom to locate and move workloads and apps where they best meet their strategic priorities; however, it also brings new challenges, including complexity inherent in hybrid multi-cloud environments.”