More than a third of organizations in Nemertes Research’s recent Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study do not yet use public cloud infrastructure and platform services. Even enterprises that embrace the public cloud typically still conduct a significant portion of their IT workloads inside their data centers. On average, only about 30% of their overall enterprise workload is in IaaS or PaaS.
When looking at its overall enterprise workload, IT needs to take a systematic approach to decide how to provision each new workload, each system it’s refreshing and its legacy portfolio. IT should evaluate every workload against the same balanced scorecard in order to minimize risk and maximize success in a cloud migration strategy. Just over 50% of organizations say they now have such a process in place.