What’s Next for Cloud Computing: Trends in 2017

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2016 witnessed a huge number of enterprises shifting their businesses to cloud based architecture. Experts believe 2017 will be an even bigger year in terms of cloud adoption. And, one of the biggest factors driving this change will be cloud architecture vendors competing to provide infrastructure-as-a-service at lower costs.

Here’s a look at top cloud computing trends that are likely to dominate 2017.

Hybrid cloud architecture will see an increase in demand
Many surveys have confirmed that hybrid cloud is on everyone’s wish list. This is because hybrid cloud architecture has some solid advantages — for one, it allows greater flexibility and more options for data deployment. Organizations can move their workloads between private and public clouds based on their cost and computing needs. They can keep a check on costs and have all the advantages of cloud architecture. One study suggests that hybrid cloud use may triple in the near future. 85% of businesses already have a multi-cloud strategy in 2017, which has risen from 82% in 2016.

Organizations are adopting multi-cloud strategy
Companies are running applications in an average of 1.8 public clouds and exploring 1.8 more public clouds. The few companies which are using private clouds (average 2.3) are also experimenting with 2.1 additional private clouds. Businesses are running 70% of their workloads on multiple cloud platforms and this trend is expected to continue in 2017.

Faster time-to-market and models changing from construct to ready-to-consume models
Businesses are moving to cloud based architecture as it provides them the agility to scale at the pace they desire. With ready-to-consume cloud architecture, businesses no longer have to wait for months or weeks to build their IT infrastructure.

Focus is shifting to managed services
Managed cloud services were a preferred choice of IT managers in 2016 and this trend is poised to continue in 2017 too. This is because of the advantages associated with managed services such as:

  • Lower OpEX
  • Zero CapEX
  • Better focus and utilization of IT resources
  • Excellent network agility
  • Faster connectivity
  • End-end security (Physical, network and access control)

Data storage requirements and related analytics are set to increase exponentially
As businesses grow, so does their data storage and related analytic needs. And, in 2017, this is expected to increase by a great extent. Moving businesses to the cloud allows companies to increase their data storage whenever required and the cloud vendor can also scale their analytics accordingly.

The above trends send out a clear sign that enterprise cloud adoption will increasingly be a necessity. But, the right infrastructure and IT management is critical for an efficient cloud adoption.

CMS IT Services can provide your company two key cloud based services – Cloud Enablement and Cloud Management, focusing on flexibility, scalability and reduced costs, according to your budget. We build Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and manage workloads seamlessly across public and private clouds. CMS IT assures you every help at every step of the way to meet your evolving business needs.

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