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Cloud uptake shifts in South African enterprise sector

Cloud uptake shifts in South African enterprise sector

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The managing director of a vendor neutral provider of cloud infrastructure says that while there is an increase in cloud adoption within the enterprise, there is a shift in how these organisations are choosing to engage.

Andrew Cruise, MD of Routed, said: “While the RightScale State of the Cloud report states that hybrid cloud is a dominant enterprise strategy, locally we are seeing the sector shifting from being ‘all-in’ with a hyperscaler or native cloud provider to a more measured hybrid cloud approach with providers such as VMware.”

He said that a hybrid cloud strategy, defined by Routed as a combination of owned infrastructure and public cloud, enables an organisation to diversify spend and skills, build resilience and carefully select features and proficiencies depending on where a vendor’s strength lies, doing this without any fear of the dreaded vendor lock-in.

“In line with this cloud-first strategy increase among the enterprise sector, we are seeing a need for a greater focus on establishing cloud Centres of Excellence. It is imperative that there are controls, tools and best practices available to help accelerate the use of cloud, while also trying to mitigate any costs or risks,” said Cruise.

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