The study, which explored the impact of Covid-19 on current and future IT decisions, surveyed 3,400 IT decision-makers globally.
According to the study, 97% of respondents said hybrid cloud was the correct architecture for their organizations, higher than the global average of 87%.
Over half of the enterprises intend to run an integrated hybrid environment within five years and expect that traditional data centre penetration will drop from 13% to 3%.
“Cloud infrastructure is now a critical component of IT infrastructure, as Indian enterprises branch further into investing in digitization and look for secure alternatives for their workloads. In the business environment brought about by the pandemic, flexibility and security have emerged to be of utmost importance, and Indian enterprises need the ability to match workloads to the best environment,” said Balakrishnan Anantharaman, managing director, sales, India and SAARC, Nutanix.
The report suggests that India is a front-runner when it comes to modernizing IT infrastructures, as we begin our journey into a new normal, he added
The report found that the biggest reasons driving this shift were better control over IT resources (79%), increased speed to meet business needs (69%), and better support to customers (60%).
Anantharaman said organisations would have to ensure that they have the skills required to make this transition, and that the enterprise is structured to meet the changing needs of the customer.