In 2020, corporate policies without cloud will be as rare as they are today corporate policies without the Internet according to Gartner forecast. According to the research firm, the policy of the first choice choose cloud, or even use only cloud services, is now replacing the trend ‘no cloud’ that has dominated recent years. Currently, most providers technological innovation focuses on the cloud with the intention of adopting this technology in their facilities.
“The cloud will increasingly be the default option for software deployment. The same as for the custom software, which is increasingly designed for any variation in the public or private cloud,” said Jeffrey Mann, research vice president at Gartner.
Gartner is confident that the tendency to oppose the use of the cloud ever be less present. Hybrid cloud will be most used technology going forward, and technology providers will be able to meet the growing demand from customers who want to use the cloud services in their processes.
In addition to these findings, Gartner released other predictions. For example, in 2019, more than 30% of new investments in the software of the 100 largest suppliers will have moved from ‘cloud first’ to ‘only in the cloud’.
“The cutting-edge IT capabilities will only be available in the cloud, forcing reluctant organizations to adopt the cloud. While some applications and data remain locked in older technologies, new solutions will be based on the cloud, which further increases the demand for infrastructure integration,” says Gartner. “Stark Enterprises will not produce agile IT solutions.”
In this situation, companies should be reorganized to reflect the new realities of business cloud computing: continuous innovation and change, widespread integration, competition with cloud providers for some initiatives, and crucial prevalence of influence on control IT relationships with business lines.
Other data provided by Gartner in this regard, suggests that in 2020, the IaaS (Infrastructure as a service market) and vendors PaaS (Platform as a Service) will sell more computing power than those sold and deployed in enterprise data centers. And it is that the income of IaaS has grown 40% since 2011, and Gartner expect the income continue to grow until 2019. In fact, in that year, most virtual machines will be delivered by IaaS providers. In 2020, revenues of IaaS and PaaS will exceed $55 billion.
“With the growth of both bimodal computing and cloud provider offerings, software-defined enterprise data centers have become less centrally important than building a strong multiprovider management capability,” explained Thomas J. Bittman, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “Unless very small, most enterprises will continue to have an on-premises (or hosted) data center capability. But with most compute power moving to IaaS providers, enterprises and vendors need to focus on managing and leveraging the hybrid combination of on-premises, off-premises, cloud and noncloud architectures, with a focus on managing cloud-delivered capacity efficiently and effectively.”
This does not mean that everything will be based in the cloud, and concerns remain valid in some cases. However, the extreme of having nothing cloud-based tends to disappear. The hybrid cloud is the most common cloud use, but this will require a public cloud to be part of the overall strategy.