Univa recently conducted a customer survey to identify insights into cloud migration trends, barriers and cloud provider preferences. Our customers are comprised of over 250 enterprises including the top 11 of 12 Life Sciences companies, the top 3 Oil & Gas companies, the top 3 EDA ISVs, 25 airlines and 30 leading educational institutions, among others.
Key takeaway: there is a marked increase in the interest and intentions regarding HPC migration to the cloud by Univa customers. In fact, we have seen customer interest increase 10-fold in the past year alone, which is a key reason Univa announced the open sourcing of project Tortuga to help proliferate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the cloud.
Of those surveyed, 61% indicated that they are open to cloud or are already using cloud. 16% are Deployed or Planning to Deploy HPC Cloud. Of the 16% identified as using cloud already, 70% of the respondents utilize hybrid cloud with 30% running cloud-only projects and workloads.
On the flip side, of those “not considering” cloud, Data Security was the most often cited reason at 26% followed by [lack of] Cloud Expertise and Legal Issues/Regulation each at 14%.
Of note is the significant change in cloud intentions from a survey Univa conducted a couple years ago where fewer than 10% of respondents indicated that they intended to deploy HPC in public cloud services. The 2018 reported trends are a direct reflection of the rapid rise of early adopters and the pressure to assess migration to cloud for HPC-related workloads.
Univa has published several HPC cloud related announcements and blogs recently: