For past five years Cloud Computing has helped many firms transform themselves. It is the time when the experts are claiming that the market is entering into something of a second wave, which is both for private and public cloud services built and hosted in corporate data centers. According to a new report by Forrester Research: 2017 will witness cloud marketing accelerated as the business firms will seek to gain efficiencies through improving their compute resources to serve their customers better.
The cloud computing usage and significance both rising at a tsunami speed across the world. The cloud computing we know today may look like a whole new species in 2017. According to another report by Cisco four-fifths of all data center traffic–83 percent–will be found based in cloud in the coming three years.
Forrester analyst Dave Bartoletti, said ‘The number 1 trend is here come the enterprisers’ . “Enterprises with big budgets, data centers and complex applications are now looking at cloud as a viable place to run core business applications”, he added. Forrester claims that the first wave of of cloud computing was created by Amazon Web Services. It launches as a few simple storage and compute services is 2006 but now, almost a decade later, AWS operates at an $11 billion run rates.
Experts are even calling it s ‘great migration’ to public cloud adoption and AWS is leading the way for it. According to another report by the Synergy Research Group, AWS hold almost 31 percent of the public cloud market share followed by Microsoft Azure at 9 percent, followed by IBM at 7, so on and so forth. Furthermore, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for public cloud storage services reports that Amazon’s S3 stores 1.6 times more data than any other significant players in the field combined.
Let’s focus on the key points of Forrester cloud predictions for 2017:
- Buyers will be able to save money in cloud in many ways beyond pay-per-use.
- Hyper-converged infrastructure will prove a help to private clouds to get real
- Size will still dominate but the mega-clouds will not be the only available option
- Lift and shift wools will be improved thus making the cloud migration easier
- In hybrid cloud, the hybrid cloud networking will remain the weak link
- Enterprisers will dodge large, costly and complex private cloud software suits
- SasS will move away from one-size-fits-all industry and regional solutions
- The Chinese firms will be the key drivers of the global cloud evolution
- The cloud platform and management strategies will be shaken up by the containers everywhere.
- Cloud service providers will design security into their offerings.
Expert David Linthicum (senior vice president- Cloud Technology Partner) believes that in 2017, the ‘great migration’ will begin. We will see more workloads moving to cloud-based platforms than ever before. There might be few problems that we could come across, the problems that we have not seen before. Performance and security will continue to be one of major issues to overcome, as well as the management. Since past five years we have come a long way and these problems could be solved with thorough brainstorming and technology usage. AWS is the prototype of an Iaas cloud and the problems are being solved there before moving to other such brands of clouds. AWS is doing a stunningly good job in reacting to the requirements of their users and even at times, focusing on the tough problems.
On the other hand Andreas Wittig (Senior AWS Consultant-techRacer) is expecting two main movements in 2017. One is the diversification of managed services and other is shrinking of virtualized portions. The managed services will grow their offerings even for the niche markets it seems. The size of virtualized portions will shrink from the virtual machines to small containers and small functions.
Advice for 2017
It is undeniable fact that Cloud Computing will grow at an exceptional rate in 2017. Thus, in this pace one of the major challenges that we will face is security, automation and legacy applications. It is critical to implement security within every layer of your computing infrastructure in order to prevent security breaches. Cloud-related vendors and Cloud platforms who are offering their services or solutions to enterprisers should make sure that they meet stringent security, availability, compliance, data integrity and scalability requirements.