Stakeholders report their top three challenges when using multiple public clouds.

Executives

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  1. Inconsistent infrastructure API, database, network, security constructs
  2. Risk related to security, data, or privacy issues
  3. Increased or unplanned costs

Developers

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  1. Increased complexity from policies that manage individual environments
  2. Increased complexity from specialized tools
  3. Ability to manage/ optimize spend

Infrastructure teams

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  1. Risk related to security, data, or privacy issues
  2. Securing identities, RBAC, IAM, configuration, audit, and compliance across environments
  3. Need to hire or maintain new, specialized skills to support public clouds

The more clouds you use, the more complex everything becomes.

Look what happens when you increase the number of public clouds you use.

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3+
2+
1
Application distribution by environment
Private Cloud
Public Cloud
Colocation
Edge
Other
Growth in app portfolio, through 2024
Share of applications deployed as containers today

More control leads to better business results.

The past year has seen a wave of strategic technology initiatives within, organizations, with a focus in four key areas.
Share of technology initiatives started between August 2020 and August 2021 [showing all industries]
EX: 25%
Security: 22%
Ops: 24%
CX: 29%
  • CX: Improving customer experience
  • EX: Improving employee experience
  • Ops: Improving efficiency / reducing costs
  • Security: Improving corporate governance, enhancing security and reducing risk

Industries have different priorities for these initiatives.

Industries have different priorities for these initiatives.

EX
Security
Ops
CX
  • 27% CX: Improving customer experience
  • 25% EX: Improving employee experience
  • 27% Ops: Improving efficiency / reducing costs
  • 21% Security: Improving corporate governance, enhancing security and reducing risk
EX
Security
Ops
Ops
CX
  • 31% CX: Improving customer experience
  • 27% EX: Improving employee experience
  • 24% Ops: Improving efficiency / reducing costs
  • 18% Security: Improving corporate governance, enhancing security and reducing risk
EX
Security
Ops
CX
  • 28% CX: Improving customer experience
  • 23% EX: Improving employee experience
  • 26% Ops: Improving efficiency / reducing costs
  • 23% Security: Improving corporate governance, enhancing security and reducing risk
EX
Security
Ops
CX
  • 31% CX: Improving customer experience
  • 24% EX: Improving employee experience
  • 24% Ops: Improving efficiency / reducing costs
  • 21% Security: Improving corporate governance, enhancing security and reducing risk
EX
Security
Ops
CX
  • 22% CX: Improving customer experience
  • 27% EX: Improving employee experience
  • 29% Ops: Improving efficiency / reducing costs
  • 22% Security: Improving corporate governance, enhancing security and reducing risk

To deliver on these initiatives, organizations are embracing multi-cloud architectures.

They use these specific actions:

By applying these actions consistently
to their multi-cloud environments,
companies report dramatic results.

42%

faster time to release applications

35%

improvement in business productivity

35%

revenue increase from the IT initiative

41%

less IT hours spent on infrastructure

41%

less total cost spent on security incidents

36%

improvement in visibility and control of all devices

Explore how VMware Cross-Cloud™ services help reduce complexity and boost control across your multi-cloud environments.

Background and methodology

We surveyed:
20%

Countries

2258%

Organizations

350%

Software developers

751%

C-Suite technology decision makers (CIO, CTO, CISO, etc.)

Study 1

H2 Benchmark

The VMware H2 Benchmark, Digital Momentum study was fielded on behalf of VMware by Management Insight Technologies between July and August 2021.


The custom research was conducted in North America (U.S. and Canada), Western Europe (U.K., Germany and France) and APAC (Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India and China) using a combination of web and telephone interviews.


Responses were collected from 1,800 IT leaders, IT decision-makers, and developers who are knowledgeable about and involved in decision making for cloud platforms. The sample targeted 10% SMB (2–999 employees), 30% commercial (1,000–4,999 employees), and 60% enterprise (5,000+ employees).

Base

  • Respondents: IT Decision Makers (n=900), Technical Influencers (n=540), Developers (n=360)
  • Total Sample Size: N=1800
  • Company Size: 2-999 employees (n=180), 1,000-4,999 (n=540), 5000+ employees (n=1080)
  • Geo: AMER (n=804), APJ (n=495), EMEA (n=501)
  • Cannot personally or have a family member that works for a competitor
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Study 2

Q3 Executive Pulse

The VMware Executive Pulse Q3 study was fielded between August 2021 and September 2021. The study is fielded each quarter by Qualtrics.


Custom research was conducted in the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, U.S.), Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, U.K., Spain, Sweden, Russia) and Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore) using web-based surveys.


Responses were collected from 458 C-Suite and senior technology decision-maker respondents involved in app and infrastructure platform decisions. The sample targeted 46% commercial (1,000–4,999 employees), and 54% enterprise (5,000+ employees).

Base

  • Respondents: Senior IT Decision Makers (C-suite; VP level and higher)
  • Total Sample Size: N=458
  • Company Size: 1,000–4,999 employees (n=212), 5,000-19,999 employees (n=175), 20,000+ employees (n=71)
  • Geo: AMER (n=153), APJ (n=155), EMEA (n=150)
  • Cannot personally or have a family member that works for a competitor
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