BPI Network Report
November 2017 by Business Performance Innovation (BPI)
Leading enterprises are increasingly turning
to the Cloud as the go-to platform for managing explosive data growth. Companies
are shifting to hybrid and multi-Cloud architectures to improve IT efficiencies,
access state-of-the-art applications and technology, and increase flexibility to
meet changing business and user demands.
A new report from the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network underscores that
despite significant progress, companies are early in this transition to the Cloud
and face major challenges, including the need for new Cloud skills, concerns about
data geo-sovereignty and corporate policy compliance, security and the challenges of
implementing a flexible multi-Cloud strategy where data can be moved freely to the
Cloud of choice.
The report, entitled “Gain the Ability for Cloud Agility: Assessing Enterprise
Capacity to Embrace a Multi-Cloud Strategy,” incorporates in-depth interviews with
top IT executives from corporations like Viacom, The Coca Cola Company, DHL, Embraer
and others. DBM Cloud Systems, a rapidly emerging leader in intelligent management
of Cloud data, sponsored the study.
Download the study at http://www.bpinetwork.org/cloud-agility-report
Key findings in the report include:
· A massive shift to hybrid-Cloud and multi-Cloud architectures is underway at
leading corporations worldwide, and IT executives expect the transformation to
· A dramatic increase in unstructured data in the Cloud is being driven by a
new generation of real-time applications and connected devices—and the desire to
mine that data to extract greater intelligence and value.
· Enterprises face challenges in cost-efficiently and seamlessly migrating and
replicating data across multi-Cloud environments, creating potential challenges for
big data analytics, application performance, vendor lock-in, and regulatory
· IT executives want to improve their ability to move data between Cloud
platforms without manual reconfiguration in order to access Cloud-specific
applications and/or capture lower priced Cloud services.
· Data replication can be costly and complex and executives are ready to
embrace solutions that enable them to improve their technical abilities and
economics in this area.
“Most companies are moving to multi-Cloud and hybrid-Cloud environments that mix
and match private and public Clouds with on-premise systems depending on specific
needs,” said Dave Murray, head of thought leadership for the BPI Network. “But
these mixed models come with challenges. Our study underscores the need for
enterprises to improve their agility to move data across Clouds to increase
cost-efficiencies, drive better data analytics and performance, and ensure
“The findings of this study are consistent with what we are hearing from our
customers” said Dixon Doll, Jr., CEO of DBM Cloud Systems. “Our customers are
looking for better Cloud orchestration and Cloud data management solutions;
particularly the ability to selectively replicate data to the right Cloud end-points
to access desired Cloud applications and services.”