HashiCorp survey shows dominance of multi-cloud model

Cloud software vendor HashiCorp has revealed the results of a survey showing that multi-cloud is overwhelmingly the standard operations model for IT organizations of all sizes, in all regions and every industry.

The study polled 3,000 IT professionals about the state of cloud adoption and its challenges. Some 76% of those asked stated that their organization have already adopted a multi-cloud strategy, with responses suggesting that this number is expected to increase to 86% within two years. Fifty-three percent of respondents believe that a multi-cloud strategy has helped to achieve their organization’s business goals, with large enterprises currently recognizing the most value from multi-cloud.

“The era of multi-cloud is here, driven by digital transformation, cost concerns and organizations wanting to avoid vendor lock-in,” said Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO of HashiCorp. “Incredibly, more than half of the respondents of our survey have already experienced business value from a multi-cloud strategy. However, not all organizations have been able to operationalize multi-cloud, as a result of skills shortages, inconsistent workflows across cloud environments, and teams working in silos.”

Digital transformation (34%) was cited by respondents as the number one most significant driver for multi-cloud adoption, followed by avoiding single vendor lock-in (30%) and cost reductions (28%). Digital transformation ranked highest among large enterprises, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and within the financial services vertical.

Of the big three public clouds, AWS was the leading cloud provider used by respondents (88%). However, respondents expect their use of AWS to remain the same during the next two years. Microsoft Azure ranked second in terms of use or intended use (74%), while Google Cloud was third (64%).

By Guy Matthews

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