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Citrix Study: Why Unified Application-delivery is the Future for Multi-cloud Environments

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Citrix Study: Why Unified Application-delivery is the Future for Multi-cloud Environments
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The multi-cloud environment is rapidly heating up! According to an IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Citrix, How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? (October 2017), 72.3% of cloud users now have a blend of on-premises and off-premises clouds in place. Fuelling this growth is the desire to accommodate new and existing applications in optimised environments, to gain organisational agility and to protect against cloud vendor lock-in, as well the potential for increased speed to market. And so for many reasons, it’s a trend that seems highly likely to continue.

The study, which surveyed 900 global organisations, also reveals that network infrastructure is struggling to keep pace, with 82% of respondents saying their ability to migrate apps to the cloud is being hindered by the increased complexity of their network; a view that is shared globally. Alarmingly, just a quarter (24%) of organisations feel their network is capable of meeting the demands of their hybrid cloud app delivery strategy. This combines with the fact that just over a third (36%) of organisations believe their network does not satisfy current needs, while 40% say their network satisfies only some of needs. As a result, application delivery is being severely disrupted, creating inferior performance, a disjointed experience for the end user, and increased security risks, compiled with a lack of preparedness and predictability.

It therefore comes as little surprise that as we move into 2018, a new and more robust network solution is needed, and the IDC study finds that a unified application-delivery strategy could present the most attractive solution. A resounding 79% of responding organisations say they would be interested in addressing application disruption via this approach.

Read the entire article here, Study: Why Unified Application-delivery is the Future for Multi-cloud Environments

Via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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