Federal IT Decision Makers Pulling Back From Pure-Play Public Cloud Infrastructures

Recent Survey Reveals Savvy Cloud Users are Turning to Hybrid Models for Cost Savings, Performance and Security.

Cloud savvy Federal IT decision makers are opting for hybrid cloud models over pure-play public cloud infrastructures as they seek to modernize and secure government systems, according to an independent survey underwritten by Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing. The survey, conducted by Market Connections, Inc., drove several key findings. Cost savings using a public-only approach, while possible, have not lived up to the initial hype of cloud computing. While 39% of public cloud users indicated that cost savings are considered 'great', the majority of respondents (61%) noted minimal results, ranging from 'some savings' to 'no savings' at all. Respondents also noted that not every workload is optimal to run in a public cloud, with financials (43%), custom or mission-specific applications (36%) and human resources/ERP applications (34%) considered the least suited for the public cloud.

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