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How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World?

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Organizations are actively pursuing solutions that address application delivery in a multi-cloud world. A solution that assures applications, regardless of where they reside, are simply and reliably delivered to users – when, where, and how they need them.

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How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World?

  1. 1. Sponsored by Citrix | Page 1 An IDC InfoBrief, Sponsored by Citrix | October 2017 How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World?
  2. 2. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 2 Multi-cloud is the standard cloud approach for cloud adopting organizations WITH THE ADVENT OF MULTI-CLOUD, APPLICATION DELIVERY HAS BEEN DISRUPTED Executive Summary » Disjointed » Subpar performance » Lack of predictability » Complex, piecemeal » Lack of preparedness » Elevated security risk Organizations are actively pursuing solutions that address application delivery in a multi-cloud world. A solution that assures applications, regardless of where they reside, are simply and reliably delivered to users – when, where, and how they need them.
  3. 3. North America n=200 Western Europe n=400 Asia/Pacific, Japan n=200 Latin America n=100 IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 3 IDC surveyed 900 global organizations—cloud adopters with multi-cloud environments. This IDC Infobrief summarizes the results of this study. Citrix and IDC partnered to understand current challenges and needs with respect to application delivery in hybrid / multi-cloud environments Setting the Stage
  4. 4. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 4Source: IDC CloudView Research 2017 n=6084 Multi-cloud Environments Are Pervasive and Growing OF CLOUD USERS HAVE A MIX OF ON-PREM/OFF-PREM CLOUDS72.3% Enterprises are embracing multi-cloud to accommodate existing and new applications, to gain organizational agility, to ensure applications reside in optimized environments, and to protect against cloud lock-in.
  5. 5. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? North America 80% Western Europe 85% Asia/Pacific, Japan 82%Latin America 79% Sponsored by Citrix | Page 5Source: IDC Multi-Cloud Application Delivery Survey June 2016; n=900 believe their org’s ability to migrate apps to the cloud is hindered by the increased complexity of their network infrastructure. All regions share this belief. The network must be transformed to meet the imperatives of digital transformation Network Hinders Migration to the Cloud 82%
  6. 6. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 6Source: IDC Multi-Cloud Application Delivery Survey June 2016; n=900 Only 24% of orgs believe their network satisfies their hybrid cloud app delivery The Network is NOT Satisfying App Delivery Needs Today OF ORGS BELIEVE THEIR NETWORK DOES NOT SATISFY CURRENT NEEDS, WHILE 40% SAY THEIR NETWORK SATISFIES ONLY SOME NEEDS. 36%
  7. 7. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? North America 88% Western Europe 72% Asia/Pacific, Japan 69%Latin America 74% of worldwide organizations plan to address application disruption via a unified application-delivery strategy.79% Sponsored by Citrix | Page 7Source: IDC Multi-Cloud Application Delivery Survey June 2016; n=900 Organizations Have a Strong Appetite for Reassessing Their Network Infrastructure
  8. 8. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 8 A strategy that extends from on-premises datacenter(s) out to the public cloud and across the WAN to your branch offices and remote sites What is a Unified Application-Delivery Strategy? On-Premise Data Center Public Cloud WAN Private Cloud Branch Offices Remote Sites
  9. 9. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 9Source: IDC Multi-Cloud Application Delivery Survey June 2016; n=900 Orgs perceive the top benefits of a holistic strategy to include: » Increased IT efficiency » Reducing risk to the organization from any potential security breaches » Freeing IT Staff to focus on more strategic initiatives Moreover, a unified application delivery strategy would address the top inhibitors to migrating apps to the cloud: » Security Compliance » Cost The Benefits of a Unified Application Delivery Strategy
  10. 10. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 10 Base Level Requirements for delivering applications in the cloud Increased security Improved reliability Enhanced visibility Simplified management Consistent policy and control 60% 58% 44% 42% 41% Respondents identified increased security, improved reliability, and enhanced visibility as fundamental requirements for cloud application delivery.
  11. 11. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 11 Plan Your Application Delivery Are you ready for a solution that assures applications, regardless of where they reside, are simply and reliably delivered to users – when, where, and how they need them? Click Here to Learn More
  12. 12. IDC Infobrief | How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? Sponsored by Citrix | Page 12 N=900 Base=All Respondents Note: Managed by IDC’s Quantitative Research Group; Data weighted by country GDP; Multiple dichotomous table - total will not sum to 100%; Use caution when interpreting small sample sizes. Source: Citrix - End to End Solution Network Infrastructure Survey , IDC , June, 2017 What are the most important benefits your organization would expect to realize from a holistic application-delivery strategy that extends from your on-premises datacenter(s) out to the public cloud and across the WAN to your branch offices and remote sites? Please rank the top 3 in order of importance, with #1 being the most important. Appendix: Benefits of Holistic App Delivery Strategy Increasing IT efficiency by automating provisioning and other application- delivery processes Reducing risk to the organization from any potential security breaches by ensuring implementation and enforcement of consistent security policies across all applications and users Freeing IT staff to focus on strategic initiatives and projects by reducing the complexity of managing application delivery across hybrid IT (on premise and cloud) Lowering the IT costs of delivering cloud-based and on-premises applications to users at branch offices and remote sites Enhancing customer engagement through better application and service delivery Maintaining SLAs associated with key applications by having control and visibility across all applications, on premise and in the cloud Improving time-to- market and time- to-revenue for new applications and services Reducing the operational costs associated with the need for IT at branch offices and remote sites Improving overall user experience associated with applications. 40% 38% 37% 35% 31% 31% 30% 30% 28%

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