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According to the findings, a significant portion of enterprise IT teams simply are unsure how to handle cloud migration challenges. “They’re losing control of infrastructure and services that are migrating to the cloud, while simultaneously supporting employees who may be working anywhere, and yet remain on the hook to maintain performance and resolve issues,” said Roberts. That may not be good news for IT teams, but it’s certain- ly not bad news for channel partners that are positioned as IT heroes with the solutions to simplify and save the day. “[IT teams] need solutions to increase their scope of visibility and speed of response, as well as smarter analytics,” Roberts continued. The majority of enterprises clearly have made some leap into the cloud, with public and private clouds supported by the majority of organizations, show VIAVI’s survey figures. Meanwhile, a full 62 per- cent of respondents have shifted up to 24 percent of their applications to the cloud. “With data projected through 2020, the study shows IT enterprise organizations supporting a combination of internal and external cloud resources orchestrated and managed as a unified hybrid infrastructure,” said the VIAVI study, the company’s 11th annual “State of the Network Study.” Responses to recent 451 Research studies, mean- while, show almost half of businesses (45 percent) cur- rently using public cloud IaaS, with another 12 percent expecting to adopt within the next year. Yet despite the continuing shift to cloud infrastruc- tures, “the basic fact of usage does not necessarily Seeing and Securing A s the migration to hybrid IT escalates, “you’ve really got to feel for enterprise IT teams,” said Douglas Roberts, vice president and general manager at VIAVI Solutions, while discussing the results of a recent VIAVI survey of more than 600 network engineers, IT directors and CIOs. Cloud visibility challenges are partner opportunities By Martin Vilaboy virtual reality Channel Vision | September - October, 2018 40