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Nutanix study shows global public sector ‘Cloud Smart’ strategies validated by COVID-19 response

Nutanix study shows global public sector ‘Cloud Smart’ strategies validated by COVID-19 response

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Nutanix has announced the global public sector industry findings of its third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds.

The findings point to a concentrated modernization effort throughout the sector over the past few months, with 70% of respondents saying COVID-19 has caused IT to be viewed more strategically in their organizations. This COVID-19-spurred push is especially notable, given that the public sector has struggled with IT modernization efforts.

While public sector organizations have historically grappled with regulations that deter home working, the pandemic forced them to take necessary steps to securely support a remote workforce.

Nearly half (48%) of global public sector respondents said their organizations had no employees working remotely one year ago. However, since the onset of the pandemic, the sector has scaled its number of remote workers, with only 15% and 11% of respondents reporting employing zero remote workers today.

“It is clear from the research that public sector organizations favor a hybrid cloud architecture. They’ve embarked on a journey to achieve it with an uptake in their use of private and public clouds and rapid decommissioning of legacy data center architecture,” said Aaron White, Sr. Sales Director, METI at Nutanix.

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