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

Top Challenges: Security And Management

While hybrid environments may help ratchet down IT costs, security and management remain the biggest concerns with IT decision makers, the survey found. Thirty-one percent of respondents cited security and compliance as the biggest challenge in having an IT environment, with 30 percent citing "managing more systems."

"When an infrastructure lives within a single data center, it’s reasonably achievable to secure it," Peak 10 wrote. "However, an entirely hybrid infrastructure involves utilizing public networks for potentially critical data and applications. It can also entail leaning on third-party providers for certain aspects of security, which can understandably cause wariness …"