Healthcare still lags behind in multicloud adoption

Nutanix’s new report details why the shift to multicloud is important for security.

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Although multicloud has become the dominant IT architecture globally, nearly one in three industry respondents say the private cloud remains their preferred model. New findings outlining healthcare industry respondents according to cloud computing company Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, indicating that multicloud adoption is still in a growth phase.

“Multicloud is here to stay, but complexity and challenges remain as regulations drive many IT deployment decisions for healthcare organizations,” said Joseph Wolfgram, CTO of Healthcare at Nutanix. “No matter where they are in their multicloud journeys, the move towards a hybrid multicloud IT infrastructure that spans a mix of private and public clouds with interoperability is underway and necessary for healthcare organizations to succeed.”

The report found that while 30% of healthcare respondents said private cloud is their current IT setup, the move to multicloud is expected to grow from its current rate of 27% to 51% over the next few years. next three years. Moving to multicloud as the dominant IT architecture model would align healthcare with the growing sense that a mix of private and public clouds might be the best solution.

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Why is the move to multicloud important?

The issue of the industry-wide lag was nearly unanimous among respondents, as 90% agree that addressing this challenge requires a hybrid multicloud model to maintain security, data integration, interoperability, security and costs. All respondents indicated that they had moved applications to or from the cloud in the past year, citing privacy and data security as the primary reasons. But while almost everyone agrees that moving to multicloud would be beneficial in several ways, high regulatory standards in healthcare have slowed the adoption of such changes by the industry.

Multicloud is the go-to IT architecture for a number of reasons, but the simplest is the flexibility this setup provides. Issues cited by those not yet into multicloud setups include:

  • Cloud data integration (49%)
  • Cost management (48%)
  • Performance issues with network overlays (45%)

Technology Priorities for the Healthcare Sector

A number of priorities are raised by Nutanix as part of their findings as healthcare needs to advance their data processes. According to Nutanix, the top priorities for healthcare organizations over the next 12-18 months were:

  • 5G adoption (47%)
  • AI/ML-based services (46%)
  • Improved BC/DR (45%)
  • Multi-cloud management (44%)

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Survey respondents also said the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a more proactive approach to IT spending. The top areas of IT spending fell into the following categories:

  • Strengthening network security (62%)
  • Use of AI-based self-service technology (60%)
  • Upgrading existing IT infrastructure (48%)

Security is an important factor in the healthcare sector, as it has been cited as one of the industries most likely to be vulnerable to hacking, and therefore must be prepared to protect its entire following. IoT in case of malware or ransomware attacks.

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