Are Malaysian companies ready for Cloud adoption?

While the COVID19 outbreak has accelerated Cloud adoption across the globe, Alphaus Cloud, the multi-award-winning cloud cost management platform that enables the Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), has recently shared their market survey on the Cloud adoption in Malaysia. In collaboration with Hitachi-Sunway Information Systems, the survey took about 3 weeks to complete and was conducted with 105 respondents ranging from IT engineers to Heads of Department and senior management individuals, including chief executive officers, chief operating officers, and chief technology officers from reputable organizations with the average size of 1200 employees.

“The most significant gap, cited by 50% of our respondents, is the lack of “skill sets” to manage the post-cloud adoption environment, followed by the visibility to understand and manage complicated cloud billing.” said Mohd. Atasha Alias, Director of Alphaus Cloud

Some of the findings from the survey were:

  • 77% of the respondents have adopted Cloud Infrastructure to facilitate their businesses
  • 45.8% of the respondents are on Public Cloud, followed by
  • 37.5% are using both Public and Private Clouds (Hybrid Cloud)
  • 16.7% are using Private Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the highest public Cloud Service Provider (CSP) with 58% of the respondents using their services, followed by Microsoft Azure at 47%, Google Cloud Platform at 40%, and Alibaba Cloud at 11%. These figures resemble the global trend in Cloud usage.

“Managing data centres and equipment may not be the core business for an organisation and is typically relegated to a “cost of doing business. By adopting Cloud, organisations will be able to focus on the digital transformation of their core business, creating more value to the end customers and have the agility to respond quickly to unexpected events,” said Tan Tze Meng, a leader in Malaysia’s Cloud and Digital enablement landscape.

The survey result was shared at the recent inaugural KL Cloud Maestro Series organised to gather Cloud Champions; IT Professionals and Senior Executives to discuss the current trends in organisations in Malaysia; understand the responsibilities of the CCoE at any organisations should now be shared with other departments including the management, finance and operations.