The modernization of IT and the implementation of digital and data-based business models are at the top of the CIO’s agenda. This is shown by a new study by Lünendonk on cloud-native software development.
The cloud-native approach aims to improve scalability, flexibility, and customer experience.
According to a new study by Lünendonk, 82 percent of the companies surveyed see the advantage of cloud-native in lower development and operating costs.
In addition, trust in data storage in the cloud is increasing.
According to the new study “Cloud-native Software Development: With cloud technologies and agility to more innovation speed and competitive advantages,” the increasing pressure to digitise business models and processes means that the cloud transformation is being pushed ahead more strongly than before. To optimally use the advantages of the cloud in terms of scaling and availability, among other things, IT managers will increasingly rely on cloud-native in the future. According to this, 73 percent of companies use cloud-native for IT modernization, while 68 percent use cloud-native as the basis for new software products.
Cloud-Native: Conversion To A Modern IT Stack
“Lift & Shift, i.e., the pure relocation of IT applications to the cloud, alone does not create any significant benefits for innovations, speed, agility, and user experience.” “Rather, this tends to have cost effects, since the processes themselves remain the same and have only been moved to the cloud.”
Sixty-three percent of the companies and authorities surveyed in the study are meeting the challenges associated with the increasingly rapid changes in the various business areas by re-architecting and re-factoring their IT applications. The resulting goal is to convert your legacy applications to a cloud-native architecture.
“Digital products – especially at the customer interface – have to meet high requirements in terms of scalability, availability, and digital experience and at the same time be highly customer-centric and developed at high speed. The release cycles have also become significantly shorter, which IT must adapt to.” Without the possibilities of the cloud and agile methods, these requirements are challenging to meet. More than 60 percent of companies have already started to align their IT architectures with cloud-native technologies and to use agile methods in software development.
How Companies Want To Benefit From Cloud-Native
From the respondents’ point of view, cloud-native software development offers a whole range of advantages: For 82 percent of the companies, lower growth and operating costs are essential.
For 82 percent of those surveyed, the essential advantages are faster software development and deployment cycles. An improved customer focus and user experience is an argument for cloud-native for 77 percent. Even more respondents, 78 percent, think accelerating the pace of innovation is essential.
Willingness To Share Data In The Cloud Is Increasing
However, scepticism towards cloud providers will decrease in the future: while only 48 percent see a very or relatively high willingness in their own company to provide data in the cloud, this value is expected to increase to 86 percent in the future.
On the other hand, companies expect that in the future, it will be easier to use data and applications securely in the cloud,”. “Whether the impulse for a secure cloud remains to be seen whether it will be used by the hyperscalers themselves or under pressure from companies or politicians. In a secure environment, however, 81 percent of current cloud sceptics can imagine sharing data in the public cloud.”