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2019 multi-cloud IT report reveals top demands and IT challenges of APAC-based organizations

84% of CIOs in APAC believe that a multi-cloud deployment will constitute up to half of their web and application hosting environment in the next three years, among other findings.

Rilispedia.comKemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience (AX), published a comprehensive 2019 report on Asia Pacific (APAC) multi-cloud usage and challenges as observed by technology leaders in APAC organizations with revenue of over $100m.

According to the report, more than 84% of senior IT decision-makers in APAC believe that a multi-cloud deployment will constitute up to half of their web and application hosting environment in the next three years – up from the region’s average of under 30% today. With an increasing number of core business applications1 being hosted in various cloud environments, APAC CIOs and technology managers are invested in simplifying their AX, as several cloud technologies in one IT strategy would increase the complexity of managing the multi-cloud for their business.

Tony Sandberg, APAC regional director for Kemp, commented, “Businesses in the Asia Pacific region are moving towards cloud hosting, but they are similarly frustrated by the lack of automation, visibility, and control over their multi-cloud configurations. Our APAC report on multi-cloud practices informs organizations on the technological priorities within their IT strategies, which is crucial for simplifying how businesses in APAC optimize, analyze and secure apps across any mix of environments.”

The report indicated that 67% of APAC business decision makers found that migrating applications into the multi-cloud had a positive impact on application experiences. However, 84% of these leaders said their priorities lie in automating the process and management, while 82% want a more efficient way to manage multiple vendors through smarter application delivery analytics tools. About 67% of respondents believe that there’s a lack of visibility and predictability across their IT environments, and 54% cited that they lack the control they need for managing a multi-cloud infrastructure.

Separately, the report also found that 72% of businesses prefer paying only for the resources they consume – a pay-per-use model – for their cloud subscriptions, which can be aided by total cost calculators from vendors who can help make real-world projections of their cloud usage

Peter Melerud, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Kemp, said, “With APAC businesses managing anywhere from four or more cloud vendors at any given time2, there is a clear gap in cloud providers enabling deployment teams to simplify, automate, optimize, secure, and control their multi-cloud environment, in a way these users prefer. Kemp is an essential part of their management experience by providing a seamless, highly-available, and secure experience for today’s rapidly changing application delivery requirements.”


1 Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing, November 2018, Forrester

2 Application Experience (AX) for Asia Pacific Enterprises in Multi-cloud Environments, May 2019, Kemp

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