Survey Analyzed IT Professionals’ Current and Anticipated Workload Processing and Usage Habits, Sentiments and Predictions for This Year
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SAN DIEGO – Feb. 19, 2019 – Kazuhm™, the next generation workload processing platform, today released the findings of 2019 IT Industry Outlook report. More than 540 IT professionals—including Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Technology Officers (CTO), IT systems administrators, IT systems analysts, IT managers, IT directors, and purchasing managers—participated in the survey, which explored cloud and container usage; sentiment relative to security in the public cloud; and percentage of on-premise hardware that operates in idle mode after-hours, among other topics.
Key takeaways derived from the report include:
Compute Resource Demand
- The demand for compute resources is growing, driven primarily by increases to IoT/Edge (60 percent) and AI/ML projects (56 percent)
- To meet this resource demand, 86 percent of organizations plan to expand use of the cloud; 75 percent plan to increase production work using containers; 27 percent plan to purchase new desktops to increase capacity; and 43 percent plan to purchase new servers to increase capacity
- 47 percent of respondents said more than 50 percent of their production work is done using the public cloud
- 86 percent expect their use of public cloud for production work to increase in 2019
- Only 42 percent feel confident their work done in the public cloud is completely secure
- 73 percent of respondents said that greater than 25 percent of their production work is containerized, and 75 percent expect their use of containers to increase in 2019
- 80 percent said greater than 25 percent of their desktops and laptops are idle or powered off at night; 32 percent said that greater than 75 percent of their desktops or laptops are idle or powered off at night
- Nearly three-quarters of respondents said that their in-house or co-located servers are greater than 25 percent idle at night
“Kazuhm was founded on the notion that we could help companies in any industry discover and exploit existing compute nodes within organizations. Underlying this mission is a desire to simplify and streamline the increasingly complex IT landscape,” said Tim O’Neal, CEO of Kazuhm. “Armed with the insights we gleaned from this survey, we not only have a better understanding of the challenges facing IT professionals today, but we can more intelligently engineer the Kazuhm platform to meet the changing needs of this audience tomorrow—whether it’s helping to prioritize a secure environment for workload processing or designing new solutions that complement cloud and containerized workloads.”
The full results of Kazuhm’s 2019 IT Industry Outlook report are available at https://www.kazuhm.com/2019-it-industry-opinion-survey-results.
The survey was commission through Qualtrics and ran from Nov. 28, 2019 through Dec. 12, 2018.