According to a survey of Akamai’s partners, customers Vietnam, Indonesiaand India Indicated greatest willingness to spend on cloud (60% and above of IT budget)
Customers from Thailand, Japan and Taiwan Least willingness to spend on cloud indicated (below 20% of IT budget)
Singapore, April 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the cloud company that powers and secures online life, today revealed that 95% of channel partners agree that cloud computing is a top priority for their customers’ 2023 strategy. However, not all businesses plan or are able to invest heavily in the space. Willingness to spend varies greatly, with 27% planning to spend less than 20% of their IT budget on the cloud and 33% planning to spend more than 40% of their budget.
The results are based on a survey of 386 respondents Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Japan, China, India, Singaporeand South Korea. The survey was conducted to gather insights into partners’ views on IT budget priorities, and their customers’ 2023 cloud strategy.
“In our conversations with partners, we see that organizations are walking a fine line between investing in the cloud and being frugal in light of macroeconomic headwinds. We believe the solution lies in working with developer-friendly cloud and compute ecosystems. Offer them both flexibility and cost-effectiveness. , to avoid bill shocks, “extended Tatsuya SuzukiRegional VP, APJ Carrier & Channel, Akamai.
“As the industry landscape evolves and grows in complexity, Akamai seeks to accelerate the ambitions of our partners as they help their customers harness the potential of the cloud. We will deliver expanded product roadmaps in the new year, across a variety of areas. Cloud, security and delivery billions of times a day It achieves the main goal of making people’s lives better,’ Suzuki concluded.
Understanding cloud priorities across the region
In an analysis of country-specific data, Akamai’s findings revealed significant differences in willingness to spend on the cloud despite a broad agreement on the importance of cloud technology.
in particular, Vietnam (31%), Indonesia (27%), and India (23%) was the highest percentage in terms of respondents who said that the proportion of IT budget spent on the cloud would be 60% and above.
on the contrary, Thailand (50%), Japan (49%) and Taiwan (40%) was the highest percentage for respondents who indicated that the proportion of the IT budget spent on the cloud would be less than 20%.
Market data points
At ANZ, 96% of partners agreed that cloud is important to their clients’ 2023 strategy, with the majority of respondents (48%) estimating that 21-40% of IT budgets will be spent on cloud.
in Japan, 87% of partners agreed that cloud is important to their customers’ 2023 strategy. However, the majority of respondents (49%) estimated that less than 20% of the IT budget would be spent on the cloud.
in China98% of respondents agreed that the cloud is important to their customers’ 2023 strategy, with the majority of respondents (33%) estimating that 21-40% of IT budgets will be spent on the cloud.
in India97% of respondents agreed that the cloud is important to their customers’ 2023 strategy, with many respondents (48%) estimating that 21-40% of IT budgets will be spent on the cloud.
in South Korea96% of respondents agreed that the cloud is important to their customers’ 2023 strategy, with many respondents (50%) estimating that 21-40% of IT budgets will be spent on the cloud.
in Singapore95% of respondents agreed that the cloud is important to their customers’ 2023 strategy, with many respondents (52%) estimating that 21-40% of IT budgets will be spent on the cloud.
“While many organizations recognize the importance of the cloud, many are concerned about investing their IT budgets in this technology, worrying about costs and how it will affect other broader IT priorities. These sentiments are evident in the latest insights we’ve gathered from our partners. , and that’s why Akamai “We are investing heavily in scaling our cloud computing capabilities,” Suzuki explained.
“We believe organizations need more options for their cloud needs, especially developer-friendly with easy-to-use and transparent, attractive pricing, and we are able to meet these needs with Akamai Connected Cloud,” he continued.
In February, Akamai announced Akamai Connected Cloud, a massively distributed edge and cloud platform for computing, security and content delivery. As part of the announcement, Akamai plans to launch four new enterprise-scale core cloud computing sites at APJ. Chennai, Osaka, Jakartaand Auckland By the end of 2023. Additionally, Akamai has identified more than 50 cities worldwide in which it plans to rollout distributed sites this year, bringing basic cloud computing capabilities to locations unreached by traditional cloud providers.
Partners speak on priorities for 2023
Most of the partners, including Wangsu, A ChinaThe company, which provides content delivery network and Internet data center services, is looking for a user-friendly public cloud solution with a transparent pricing structure.
“With Akamai Connected Cloud, we’ve really benefited from the lower prices as we’ve been able to reduce the cost of high outbound traffic. Equally important is that we’ve been able to save time while achieving our key objectives, taking into account the flexibility of the network pool. And lower traffic costs,” shared Mingwei ZhangAlliance Department Director, Wangsu, China.
Meanwhile, security continues to be a broad priority for partners, with an increase in data breaches in recent months.
“In the coming months, we are likely to see an increase in the number and sophistication of cyber-attacks and large-scale data breaches, leading to further disruptions. There is also the risk of complacency from breach fatigue. Many organizations will focus on improving their supply chain to ensure positive business outcomes. Security of the series,” explained Mark TrumbleAPAC Portfolio Head – Cyber Security, Fujitsu Australia, and New Zealand.”
To account for these challenges, partners are increasingly looking to provide a range of products and services for customers that embed different layers of security and defense in depth.
“Akamai is supporting our customers and partners with our security solutions, Edge DNS, a global, highly scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service that provides security, resilience from distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) events, and high DNS responsiveness. Results , we are able to observe trillions of DNS requests daily and have clear visibility into the latest developments in the threat landscape,” explained. Dean HouariDirector of Security Technology and Strategy, APJ, Akamai.
“We are committed to protecting our customers and partners and staying ahead of attackers by blocking requests that lead to domains serving malware and phishing sites that can steal data,” Houari concluded.
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