Nutanix, a cloud computing software company, has released the public sector findings of its annual Enterprise Cloud Index survey. The research, based on interviews conducted with 1,450 IT decision-makers worldwide in December 2022 and January 2023, sheds light on the cloud adoption progress within the public sector.
The survey focused on various entities within the public sector, including federal/national government organizations, state and local government organizations, public educational institutions, and public healthcare organizations. It aimed to understand their cloud plans, priorities, challenges, and experiences, comparing them to the overall global response pool.
The findings reveal that public sector respondents are expecting a nearly five-fold increase in hybrid multi-cloud deployments over the next three years. The general use of mixed-IT infrastructure is projected to rise to 73%, indicating a strong shift towards adopting diverse IT environments.
Key drivers for this surge in IT infrastructure purchasing decisions include cyber security, data security, sovereignty, and protection and recovery capabilities. Public sector CIOs are recognizing the importance of agility and the need to adapt swiftly to changing circumstances, as exemplified by the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sammy Zoghlami, Senior Vice President EMEA at Nutanix, emphasizes the significance of modernizing IT environments in the public sector to effectively serve constituents, missions, and mandates. However, he also acknowledges that this shift to hybrid multi-cloud environments presents new challenges, including inherent complexities. By embracing diverse IT environments, public sector organizations aim to tailor their infrastructure to meet specific requirements and strategic priorities.
As the public sector gears up to expand its hybrid multi-cloud deployments, it will be crucial for organizations to address these challenges effectively and leverage the opportunities offered by diverse IT environments.