It was recently found out that many organizations are planning to eliminate the use of data centers in the next two years.
Indeed, a study by Aryaka reported that a quarter of IT leaders have closed up to 50% of their office sites while 75% have a quarter of their employees working remotely permanently post-pandemic. More than half of IT leaders are also expecting a rise in IT spending with growth in budgets.
Moreover, the wake of the pandemic has driven a significant shift to the cloud with applications being built and managed by IT teams working from home. There is then the implementation of a hybrid workforce that shifts between home and the office. As IT teams are working more remotely, they are planning on using a SASE-based approach over the course of the year in order to provide secure access to cloud applications over a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN).
However, many IT leaders are concerned about IT cost as well as the newness of the technology they might employ.