- Survey of 250 business decision makers in the DACH region
- Joint study with IONOS provides orientation for individual Cloud Native path
- Cloud Native already plays an important role as a holistic concept for digital transformation
- The complete study is now available for download
Munich, 11th July 2022 – Cloudflight, a leading full-service providers for industrial digital transformation, today presents a joint study with the cloud provider IONOS on the usage of Cloud Native at enterprise level.
For the study, 250 decision-makers in the DACH region reported on their previous experiences, plans and concrete implementation strategies for Cloud Native. The results serve as a basis for an assessment of the status and outlook of Cloud Native for the German corporate landscape and its significance for digital transformation. The study offers companies valuable orientation on their individual path to implementing Cloud Native and provides practical recommendations for decision-makers.
A key finding of the study is that most companies are still at the very beginning of their Cloud Native journey and are currently in a phase of evaluation or planning. This represents a major difference to classic cloud architectures and platforms: More than 80% of companies in the DACH region are now familiar with these to some extent. However, many are still struggling with the practical implementation of the next stage, i.e. Cloud Native. Thus, 38% of the respondents stated that they are currently still busy with evaluating the technology. 19% have already decided on a concrete implementation model and are on the verge of the first deployment scenarios. 8% of the interviewed companies are currently in the pilot stage of implementation and are thus using selected Cloud Native technologies and methods in individual projects, however are not yet scaling them extensively. By contrast, a third of the surveyed companies refer to themselves as Cloud Native professionals. 18% are already actively using the corresponding methodology in several projects. 11% have defined Cloud Native as an essential concept for their own IT landscape. And for 4%, Cloud Native even serves as a strategic paradigm in their company.
Acceptance of Cloud Native correlates with company size
The study’s key takeaway is that Cloud Native is on track to undergo a similar development and gain as much acceptance as cloud computing itself. Another important finding is that current Cloud Native usage strongly correlates with the size of the company using it. Larger companies with more than 1,000 employees are currently far more advanced in their Cloud Native transformation. Among these, 7% have already defined the technology as a strategic paradigm. 15% see it as a key design characteristic for their IT landscape. And one fifth of all respondents from larger companies are already successfully using Cloud Native across several projects.
Smaller companies are also making use of the benefits that Cloud Native solutions offer. These can help them to increase productivity, improve user experience and achieve greater cost efficiency. All of these competitive advantages can help small businesses, which are often open to new technologies, to expand their position in the market and grow.
The willingness of most IT departments to invest in Cloud Native nurtures the trend towards the technology’s broader acceptance. In addition to the willingness to adopt innovative new approaches in software architecture, the departments also have the budgets to implement such transformation projects.
Most companies – regardless of their size – see Cloud Native as more than just a short-lived trend. A quarter of the interviewed decision-makers regard the concept as a strategic basis for the future of business and IT. According to the survey, Cloud Native can have the potential to support and even evolve companies’ digitization strategies in the long term. The conversion of the IT landscape is not an end in itself. Companies see Cloud Native as an opportunity to improve the user experience of their software products and increase competitive ability through greater flexibility.
Technology and methodology with high growth potential
“Our study impressively demonstrates the high potential of Cloud Native. Even if some smaller companies still show a certain reluctance, the topic will continue to shape the IT roadmap of most companies in the coming years and become a game changer. Businesses will increasingly put the development of a corresponding technology and organizational landscape on the agenda. From our point of view, Cloud Native is predestined to follow in the footsteps of traditional cloud infrastructures,” predicts Maximilian Hille, Head of Consulting at Cloudflight.
Maximilian Hille will be answering questions about the study at the Cloud Native Conference in Garching near Munich on July 13, 2022. Cloudflight is co-host of the event, where Cloud Native users and experts will exchange information on the latest Cloud Native trends, insights and best practices. Please find more information on the event here: https://www.cloudnativeconference.de/.
Cloudflight is one of the leading full-service providers for industrial digital transformation in Europe. More than 950 visionary IT strategists, consultants, data scientists, cloud specialists, and excellent software architects help enterprises to take their digitalization to the next level. Cloudflight’s expertise includes artificial intelligence, cloud applications and operations, embedded software development, human-machine interface design, cognitive systems as well as global e-commerce solutions for B2B and B2C customers. Cloudflight delivers scalable, flexible custom software, to be implemented quickly and seamlessly by qualified IT specialists. Customers benefit from a fast return on investment, a future-proof technology stack and a significant gain in operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.cloudflight.io.