APIs, edge, AI and on-demand lead enterprises’ goals for cloud

APIs, edge, AI and on-demand lead enterprises’ goals for cloud

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Application programming interface (API) technology topped the list of essential tools for meeting cloud goals, in a new survey for Colt.

According to the research, carried out by Censuswide, 56% of respondents cites APIs, followed by 47% identifying edge computing, 43% artificial intelligence (AI) and 40% on-demand networking.

Keri Gilder (pictured), CEO of Colt, said: “From our research last year, we saw an increase in cloud migration projects. This new report deep-dives into what enterprises are moving, how they’re doing it and why.”

The findings demonstrate a hunger for emerging tech solutions, with 54% of the 400 respondents — senior IT decision-makers in Europe and Asia — citing ‘technology evolution’ as a key enabler of their plans. All respondents came from organisations with over 500 employees, and they were asked about their upcoming cloud projects.

Some 33% of respondents are setting aside between £251,000 and £500,000 to fund their next cloud move, the report says.

“It’s no surprise that tech evolution and emerging technologies are being increasingly used for these projects,” said Gilder. “The connectivity that underpins them is critical. To ensure cloud migrations happen smoothly, enterprises need to focus on flexible, high bandwidth, low latency connectivity.”

Organisations “need the right partners”, she added. “They need an ecosystem of partners working together to deliver for them and their end customers. At Colt, we work closely with the major cloud service providers to deliver and enable cloud migrations for enterprises. Colt strives to take what’s always been in our DNA to create an environment of constant transformation that puts enterprises in the best possible position to tackle today’s business challenges.”




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