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The State of the Cloud: Leveraging Cloud Computing, AI, and Data for Business Success

  • Report

  • 30 Pages
  • November 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5917874

Global Cloud Survey 2023 Highlights

According to business respondents to the 2023 Global Cloud User survey, cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) represent the most critical aspects of digital transformation. As such, companies continue to build hybrid, multi-cloud environments to support strategic business goals, such as revenue growth, rapid response to market demand and disruption, and enhanced sales and marketing effectiveness. In the 12th annual survey of IT decision-makers responsible for cloud implementations, respondents representing a range of industries, company sizes, and global regions share their perceptions, plans, and behaviors related to cloud infrastructure, choice of a public cloud provider, data growth, and managed services.

Notable findings include:

  • Businesses view hybrid and multi-cloud environments as critical to business success; 75% of respondents said that a successful, competitive business requires a strategic, seamless hybrid or multi-cloud environment.
  • Fifty-six percent of business applications are cloud-native, with 44% remaining in legacy infrastructures. The primary reasons businesses still keep some apps on-premises are due to security, resiliency, or sustainability.
  • The survey results offer enterprises and IT service providers a glimpse of the near future for the cloud market.

Table of Contents

Key Findings
Research Objectives and Methodology
  • Respondent Profile
Cloud Remains the Foundation for Digital Transformation
  • Business Priorities Require New Technologies
  • C-Suite Influence on Tech Investments Growing
  • Security, Compliance, and Costs Top List of Business Challenges
Hybrid and Multi-cloud Environments Critical for Business Success
  • Hybrid and Multi-cloud Computing at the Heart of Digital Transformation
  • Legacy Applications Continue to Migrate to the Cloud
  • Businesses Modernize Applications for Cloud Using Various Methods
  • Businesses Choose Legacy Infrastructure to Meet Specific Goals
  • Edge Computing Growth Set to Explode by 2025
  • Edge Infrastructures Offer Businesses Application Control
  • Businesses Moving Data-heavy Applications to the Edge
Third-party Partner Engagement Set to Shift by 2025
  • Third-party Partner Use to Grow through 2025
  • MSPs Offer Planning and Migration Assistance
  • Benefits of Engaging a Managed Cloud Services Provider
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
  • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
List of Exhibits