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Hybrid strategies are top choice among growing cloud adopters

Cloud adoption continues to gain momentum, with hybrid cloud the most common architecture, according to a new study by data virtualization software provider Denodo.

The company surveyed 201 global executives and IT professionals online in January 2019, and found that 36 percent of the organizations are in the process of migrating to the cloud while close to 20 percent consider themselves to be in the advanced stages of implementation.

Due to the number of ways data can be stored and the amount of time it takes to migrate these sources to the cloud, hybrid cloud is the most common and popular architecture, cited by 46 percent. That was followed by private cloud, multi-cloud, and public cloud.

The top cloud providers include Amazon Web Services (used by 67 percent), Microsoft Azure (60 percent), and Google Cloud (26 percent). Organizations are using services to support business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data lake formation, hybrid cloud integration, and data warehouse modernization.

While cloud adoption is on the rise, it’s not without challenges. Security remains the top concern (cited by 52 percent), followed by managing and tracking cloud spending (44 percent), and a lack of cloud skills (32 percent).

Despite these concerns, 40 percent of the respondents said they would re-factor or re-architect their applications to take advantage of cloud computing.

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