Below is a list of some of the cloud computing predictions for 2016 that market leaders from the IT industry have forecasted. The reports include insights from cloud leaders including Digital Globe, Rackspace, Racemi, and so on.
Here are three of the most important trends to watch out for:
Public Cloud Market Share Consolidation
The market is going to continue consolidating around the infrastructure that is offered by the two hyper scale vendors, TD Web Services, Azure and AWS. The first moves are going to be from Rackspace, who is reselling AWS and HP who is reselling Azure. TD Web Services, have developed their own cloud and are selling the same.
Most of the market share from cloud computing will be going to the most influential players in the market. This simplifies the process of vendor selection for many service providers, and it is expected that most providers will integrate with either one or both of these main players infrastructure as a part of their service offerings in the year 2016.
Forecast consolidation when it comes to cloud computing may spell trouble for a lot of data centers and many junior players too. Further consolidation is expected from the industry of service providers. Cloud focused providers that are based on TDWS Cloud Servers, Azure and AWS are going to continue growing.
Acceptance and Commoditization of Public Cloud
The future of cloud computing is right now. Installing and even managing infrastructure is now commoditized so owning infrastructure is not considered as a better choice any longer.
Data center, private cloud, and hardware recap are dirty words for most organizations today and are quickly becoming dirty words for the rest too. This has even managed to reflect at the C-suite level where CEO’s and CFO’s have started rejecting any requests for major cash outlays when it comes to IT infrastructure for cloud adoption.
Enterprise Update for the Public Cloud
When it comes to IT industry trends, 2016 is the year when everyone is going to be adopting the Enterprise IaaS. The discussion has switched from “if” to “what, how, and when.”
Enterprises which have tested the waters through 2014 and 2015 have now realized that they like everything that IaaS is offering. The market is most definitely going to see hundreds if not thousands of enterprise applications being migrated to IaaS in 2016 as a result of this.
This means that there will be a more sophisticated cloud first implementation of enterprise applications that can completely embrace the dynamic and ephemeral essence of the cloud.
Historically, even though companies have focused more on shifting ERP, CRM, custom developed applications and web applications to IaaS, organizations now seem to be willing to migrate just about every application they have to the cloud. As this trend picks up steam this year, we expect that just about everything under the sun is going to get hosted to IaaS.
So there you have it. Three cloud computing predictions for you to keep an eye out for in 2016. If they actually do come true, every Chief Information Officer (CIO) on the planet is going to be jumping out of pure joy.