Cloud infrastructure reality outperforming perception: Oracle

  • 64% of businesses in Malaysia and 66% in Singapore using IaaS feel it makes it easier to innovate
  • Nearly half the companies plan to run their business on cloud infrastructure within three years

 

Cloud infrastructure reality outperforming perception: Oracle

 

MALAYSIAN and Singaporean businesses are rapidly embracing cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to boost performance and innovation levels, new research by Oracle has revealed. 

While negative perceptions around security, complexity and loss of control still present barriers to adoption, they are shown to be outdated myths, with those that have moved to IaaS proving the reality is far more positive.

Two-thirds (64%) of businesses in Malaysia that are already using IaaS to some extent, say it makes it easier to innovate. The same proportion says moving to IaaS has significantly cut their time to deploy new applications or services.

Furthermore, 50% say IaaS has significantly cut on-going maintenance costs and 59% of all respondents believe businesses not investing in IaaS will increasingly find themselves struggling to keep pace with businesses that are.

The research also found that experienced users are almost twice as likely to believe IaaS can provide world class operational performance in terms of availability, uptime and speed, compared to non-adopters.

Although some fear the move to IaaS may be complicated, 64% of experienced IaaS users say the move was easier than they expected.

Most Malaysian respondents agree IaaS will have a role to play in their business within three years, with 46% saying they will run most – or all of their business IT infrastructure on IaaS.

Only 21% of respondents believe IaaS will still have little or no role in their business in three years.

Commenting on the research findings, Chia Yong Wei, Group CEO of Microlink Solutions Bhd, an Oracle Gold Partner, said, “Malaysia is definitely on the cusp of cloud infrastructure adoption. Many of the large enterprises and CIOs that we talk to understand the significant benefits of moving to the cloud and recognise that commercial cloud subscription offerings represent good value.

“However, some are hesitant in taking the first step and concerned about the perceived complexities of running their business on cloud. One of our key clients, a government agency, has already embarked on the journey with us as its partner, taking full advantage of the benefits of Oracle Cloud, while retaining sovereignty of their data in Malaysia thanks to the private public cloud configuration.“

Two-thirds (66%) of businesses in Singapore that are already using IaaS to some extent, say it makes it easier to innovate. The same proportion says moving to IaaS has significantly cut their time to deploy new applications or services.

Furthermore, 61% say IaaS has significantly cut on-going maintenance costs and 64% of all respondents believe businesses not investing in IaaS will increasingly find themselves struggling to keep pace with businesses that are.

Most Singapore respondents agree IaaS will have a role to play in their business within three years, with 42% saying they will run most – or all of their business IT infrastructure on IaaS. Only 7% of respondents believe IaaS will still have little or no role in their business in three years.

Praveen Thakur, vice president, Cloud Transformation, Asean, at Oracle said: “There is an interesting contrast between the perceived barriers of cloud infrastructure adoption and the experience of businesses who have already done so and are now reaping the benefits.

“These negative perceptions should not be holding back businesses from enjoying greater ease of innovation, cost savings, and reduced complexity that cloud deployment brings. Businesses who are existing IaaS users can attest to this and those who haven’t taken the leap should consider why they are not exploiting the advantages that IaaS bring.”

 

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