U.S.Federal Expectations for Hybrid Cloud are in Line With Global Expectations
A new survey of U.S. federal government information technology executives find most inclined to favor a hybrid cloud strategy for their computing requirements.
Federal IT managers say their ideal mix includes 39 percent physical servers and 61 percent cloud. Some 70 percent of 150 respondents believe that in 10 years, the majority of federal agencies will rely on hybrid cloud environments for core applications, says MeriTalk, the firm that conducted the survey on behalf of Fortinet.
That probably is in line with what IT executives globally expect. According to IDC, by 2021, about 40 percent of computing will be done using premises data centers, with about 60 percent done in the cloud.