CIOs plan to transform their IT infrastructure to meet changing business needs, latest EMC and VMware analysis revealed.
“To create the IT organization that will support a modern, digital business, CIOs are examining their infrastructure, applications, and operating models,” EMC said in a press statement.
EMC said the report entitled “The State of IT Transformation” is an analysis of data provided by CIOs and their direct reports who participated in a transformation workshop led by EMC or VMware.
It noted that CIOs are looking to reduce IT costs and use those savings to make investments in digital transformation.
EMC also pointed out that many CIOs see adopting cloud technologies as a way to save infrastructure costs and operating costs.
CIOs believe hybrid cloud architecture enables them to provide the automation and self-service that will reduce operating costs.
The study found 70 percent want to standardize on a hybrid cloud architecture across the organization in the 2016-2017 timeframe with 90 percent currently in the evaluation or proof of concept stage.
While 91 percent of the organizations have no consistent means of evaluating workloads for hybrid cloud, 61 percent plan to have evaluated suitability of their application portfolio for hybrid cloud delivery.