Moving to IaaS Is Fundamental to Remaining Competitive, Oracle Study Finds

The proportion of businesses in Malaysia reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services has increased significantly in the last quarter, according to a global survey of 1,610 IT professionals. Over three-quarters of respondents (78 percent) believe Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) makes it easier for businesses to innovate, a 14 percent increase over last quarter. The research also found that 69 percent of businesses believe IaaS delivers exceptional operational performance in terms of speed and availability, a 16 percent quarter-over-quarter increase.

Over two thirds of respondents (67 percent) found their organisation experienced improved productivity from their migration to cloud, while just over half (55 percent) found their IT teams have greater scope to work on other value-adding projects.

The study also revealed that two thirds of businesses (66 percent) believe that companies not investing in IaaS will struggle to keep up with those that are using it. The index also highlighted that moving to IaaS has significantly cut time to deployment of new applications and services and slashed maintenance costs for a similar number of respondents (70 percent).

Praveen Thakur, VP of Cloud Transformation, ASEAN said, “It is evident that there is a growing acceptance and realisation of the measureable benefits that derive from the use of cloud infrastructure. Early adopters are showing that with experience comes a greater ability to disrupt existing business models, improve customer experience and build greater competitive advantage. Late entrants need to get in on the action soon, so they can unlock their ability to innovate, future-proof their business and ensure survival.”

In addition, 20 percent of respondents said IaaS is helping them disrupt their market and competitors. The findings of the survey echo the benefits that Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure customers are already seeing as a result of the high availability, high performance and cost-effective cloud-based infrastructure it delivers.

Organisations including Australian Finance Group, Benchmark, Pernod Ricard Asia, Telesoft, and Total are amongst those who have chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to speed innovation and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, which is managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle, provides organisations with tools they need to migrate, build, and run production, business-critical applications in the cloud. Oracle’s fast infrastructure services offer comprehensive control and the versatility to run both traditional and cloud-native workloads, with predictable savings.

About the research and further reading

Oracle partnered with Longitude Research to survey 1610 IT professionals in Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and the UK about their experience with cloud infrastructure implementation and what they would do differently. For the full results and more information, read Oracle’s report: “You & IaaS: The new generation”.

About Oracle

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