Half of the enterprises in India will be operating in a hybrid multi-cloud environment by 2021, according to predictions from analyst firm IDC.
The finding appears as part of the company’s India-contextualised Worldwide Cloud Predictions for 2020 and beyond. Alongside this, by 2021, IDC predicted that 30% of Indian enterprises will deploy unified VMs, Kubernetes, and multi-cloud management processes and tools to support robust multi-cloud management across on-premises and public clouds.
Rishu Sharma, the principal analyst, cloud and artificial intelligence, IDC India, said: "Enterprises in India are looking at cloud as a key enabler to meet their business priorities. As per IDC's Cloud Pulse 2Q19, 75% of organisations in India have plans to invest in the cloud-based infrastructure and applications to meet their business goals.
“Cloud will become the enabler for all things digital but will bring in challenges associated with the management of multiple clouds and traditional systems," Sharma added.
In January, Google Cloud partnered with Bharti Airtel, an Indian telecommunications company. The deal with Airtel will see the organisation offer collaboration tool G Suite to small as well as medium sized businesses as part of its integrated B2B connectivity solutions. In August 2019, fellow Indian telco Reliance Jio, announced a 10-year partnership with Microsoft to utilise and promote Azure and ‘accelerate the digital transformation of the Indian economy and society.’ As per the agreement, Jio will move its non-network applications to Azure, and also set up data centres across India with Azure housed there.
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