A recent report by Google revealed that professionals who use hybrid or multi-cloud were more likely to surpass their organizational performance targets.
Indeed, the study was made over seven years, with over 32,000 professionals worldwide being surveyed. It was found out that elite performers were deploying 973 times more frequently than low performers, as well as have a 6,570 times faster lead time to deploy, a 3 times lower change failure rate, and a 6,570 times faster time-to-recover from incidents when failure does happen.
The study showed that excellence in software delivery and operational performance drives organizational performance in technology transformations. Elite performers were shown to be increasing their pace of software delivery, as well as their lead time for changes from less than one day to less than one hour.
Moreover, over half of the respondents stated to use a public cloud, while 21% said they deploy multiple public clouds. 21% also declared they used data centers or on-premises solutions instead of the cloud and 34% declared to be using hybrid clouds. Professionals using hybrid and multi-cloud were found out to be 1.6 times more likely to exceed their organizational performance targets than those who did not and 1.4 times more likely to excel in terms of deployment frequency, lead time for changes, time to recover, change failure rate and reliability.
Besides, around 75% of respondents use on-demand self-service while 74% used broad network access. The study showed that teams benefited from the increased use of SRE practices.