Peak 10: Hybrid IT Environments Offer 'Best Of Both Worlds'

Infrastructure: Cloud Will Top On-Prem Within 5 Years

Cloud-based infrastructure will grow from 23 percent to 38 percent of infrastructure environments, while on-premise environments will plunge from 47 percent to 32 percent.

But if you're thinking that many businesses will go full cloud, think again. Peak 10 found that few IT decision makers believe that their businesses will ever be 100-percent cloud, nor entirely rid of their on-premise environments. In fact, only 16 percent said they're using hybrid IT because they're in the process of moving everything to the cloud.

Meanwhile, slightly more than half – 53 percent – of survey respondents indicated that their networking workloads will drive increased usage of their on-premise infrastructure.