Cloud First – Oops, Hybrid First is the Reality
The current Microsoft motto is ‘hybrid first’, and it appears that they have finally got it right. Based on the results of our SharePoint and Office 365 State of the Market Survey, it appears that SharePoint customers are leaving their core business applications to be on-premises.
The RightScale 2015 State of the Cloud Report found that, “93% of respondents prefer the hybrid cloud model, and 82% of enterprises already have a hybrid cloud strategy in place. 68% of enterprise run less than a fifth of their application portfolio in the cloud. This is an important finding. Assuming the statistics are valid, enterprises are not moving many core applications to the cloud. Microsoft’s ‘cloud first’ approach is at odds with the reality.”
From our own survey, RightScale assumptions are substantiated. What we found is that business-critical applications are on-premises. These include:
- Content Lifecycle Management
- Enterprise Metadata Repository
- Information Governance
- Records Management
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