Report: Majority of enterprise IT spending dedicated to on-premise solutions

Dive Brief:

  • Nearly 60% of spending on IT infrastructure will be used for on-premise IT infrastructure, including on-premise private cloud and traditional IT, according to a recent report from the Uptime Institute and Tech Republic's CIO Jury, a panel of tech experts convened to explore the topic.
  • All 12 members of the CIO Jury said they still run own data centers. "The cloud is a great choice for many things, but not necessarily all things," said jury member Cory Wilburn, CIO of the Texas General Land Office, according to Tech Republic.
  • Only one in 12 companies have all of their applications in the cloud, according to a recent survey from Tech Pro Research.

Dive Insight:

Cloud may be the sexy choice, but some workloads just run better in traditional on-prem data centers. As such, it makes sense that moving to the cloud is a decision made on a case-by-case basis.

Hybrid and multi-cloud adoption continues to grow in the enterprise, with some companies reporting using an average of eight clouds, according to the 2017 State of the Cloud survey released by RightScale in February.

On-prem data centers, while not quite as robust as they once were, will not be abolished anytime soon.

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