Information Technology (IT) has really saved the day for many organizations amidst a global pandemic. Innovative technologies such as the Cloud have played a leading role in keeping businesses up and running, even in extraordinary circumstances.

Recently, Nutanix released some interesting insights gathered via its 2020 Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI). This periodic study reveals a first hand pulse of the tech sector in general and the Cloud in particular.

The study has recorded a mind boggling increase in the adoption of Cloud based technologies such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS), video conferencing and online collaboration software to name a few.

In this year’s ECI survey, there was a rich sample size of nearly 3,400 respondents globally. Nearly 76% of the respondents opined that the manner in which IT teams have responded to this challenge, it has considerably elevated their stature within the organization.

Notable Investment Trends

Here is a glimpse of how companies spent their precious dollars on innovative cloud technologies during the pandemic.

  • 47% of the respondents considerably increased their use of Public Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud.
  • So far as hybrid cloud investments are concerned, nearly 46% of the surveyed entities enhanced their investment levels post pandemic.
  • Nearly 37% of the respondents opted for investing in private cloud, which still hints at its relevance to some extent.

The building blocks for this year’s IT related investments have been organizational agility and flexibility. The study has found that Cloud technologies such as dinHVDs have effectively answered this call.

Scalability on the fly, which is one of the defining characteristics of the Cloud, has stood out as the single most sought after capability. Over the cloud, organizations can dial their IT resources up or down really quick, and this is a much needed edge in present times.

Towards the end, the study concludes that the ongoing pandemic has pushed digital transformation initiatives at the forefront. Under normal circumstances, such planned investments could seldom get the nod from top management but this has now changed.