Public cloud stepping stone or long-term transformation solution? Our independent report reveals how 300+ IT leaders are evolving their technology strategy with hybrid cloud at the heart.

Public cloud has proven itself a popular destination for businesses beginning their migration journey, and it isn’t difficult to see why – strengthened security posture, greener IT infrastructure and improved efficiency are tangible benefits of its implementation and use. However, UK IT leaders have also noted challenges and shortcomings with public cloud that are leading to a rise in the retention or increase in non-cloud technology, with these same organisations now considering an alternative route to modernisation: hybrid cloud.

Download our report for a unique insight into how peers and pacesetters are accelerating cloud journeys thanks to the adoption of hybrid strategies. 


say that public cloud was more expensive to operate than initially forecast 


of leaders noted service issues or capacity constraints


reported a lack of control around usage and access


cited performance issues within their public cloud usage


experienced workload incompatibility


As an Azure Expert MSP partner, we can help you accelerate your transformation by taking advantage of the latest hybrid cloud technologies. Our managed Azure Hybrid Cloud allows you to run workloads in Azure and in data centres under one integrated set of Azure native tools, services and benefits.  

This hybrid answer is often the best approach for organisations that need to manage the considerable complexity that can come from trying to transition from legacy applications into a public cloud environment.

Watch our video with Andy Slater, Practice Director for Cloud, or click here to find out more.

What will you take away?

Understand where you fit into the hybrid cloud story with detailed statistics on usage, challenges and plans. 

Answer the big debate: are hybrid cloud strategies temporary, or worth investing in long-term?

Hear how and why cloud approaches are changing, particularly around public cloud as part of hybrid models. 

Discover IT leader perceptions about public and hybrid cloud: the good, the bad and the best. 

Learn where leaders are refocusing their vision and how cloud transformation is being addressed with hybrid cloud strategies

The Future of Hybrid Cloud is an independent piece of research carried out exclusively for Node4 by Censuswide. It explores some of the drivers behind the current and planned use of hybrid cloud environments (public cloud plus at least one other infrastructure type) amongst UK businesses.

The findings are based on the views of 302 IT decision-makers from various vertical markets with 1,000 – 10,000 employees and a broad spectrum of annual turnover.

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