IDC research finds hybrid cloud is on the rise. There are some important drivers and workloads to be aware of.


As the IT landscape changes rapidly, smart enterprises are adopting new technologies, formulating new strategies and business models, and evolving their IT and business functions.

The acceleration of cloud

Hyperscalers are entering the New Zealand market. At the same time cloud vendors are bringing dedicated infrastructure solutions delivered via consumption-based pricing models.

Past obstacles to cloud are being ousted, motivating new buyers to enter the market. IT departments aren’t the only ones interested in speeding up the creation of new applications and migrating old workloads to the cloud. Nontechnical business decision-makers are also exploring how developing new applications and migrating workloads to the cloud can be accelerated.

Enterprise IT investments are being supported by cloud services. The cloud is now predicted to be the basis for, and the primary focus of, information technology investments made by businesses during the next two years.

Hybrid cloud at the forefront

Hybrid cloud environments, which combine the best of public and private cloud capabilities to deliver optimised solutions, are quickly becoming the norm for businesses New Zealand.

Hybrid cloud presents many opportunities, not least that it helps shift to cloud architecture faster. However, it’s also highlighting the skills gap: developing, orchestrating and managing hybrid cloud deployment is the domain of skilled managed cloud and IT service providers. While a hybrid cloud approach offers a range of solutions, this can result in greater complexity that must be managed well to be effective.

Transitioning to cloud

The new and more complex IT environment is the driving force behind changes to operational procedures of IT departments. Generally, CIOs are now needing to shift their perspective to their internal capability to recognise inefficiencies and consider how their organisations might adopt new operating models. They also need to look outwards to consider how their suppliers will meet their fast-evolving IT and business requirements.

Migration to cloud-based environments relies on three key success criteria. First, be aware of the enterprise’s capabilities. Second, identify areas that require investment. Third, implement a transition strategy that encompasses all aspects of the business.

CloudOps the future path

Lastly, when advancing into the cloud, cloud operating models – AKA CloudOps – are increasingly important. This is the combination of workloads and technologies that keep the cloud infrastructure up and running. There is no instant fix to developing competence in CloudOps but realising the various benefits of cloud calls for an expert hand.

While the cloud can be complex, the IDC InfoBrief sponsored by CCL lays a clear path. Learn about 2022’s cloud migration catalysts, the key workloads being held on-premise and in clouds, drivers leading to the uptake in hybrid cloud, and why CloudOps has been identified as the operating model that will serve leaders best.

Migrating your business to a hybrid cloud environment

An IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by CCL

Discover the big factors influencing cloud migration and acceleration decisions. Learn about the acceleration of cloud migration, why hybrid cloud is becoming the defacto choice, how organisations are tacking the cloud migration journey, and more.