This growth is expected to continue in 2016 as well. Organizations gain maximum control with the private cloud while they gain maximum agility and scalability with the public cloud. Companies need to look at getting the best of both by extending private to public.
The growing knowledge, understanding and comfort level among C-level executives regarding cloud computing will lead to even more substantial adoption rate increases in 2016 than what was experienced in the last few years. The CIO’s focus will be to deliver services to its customers in a cheaper, faster and intuitive way.
In 2016, the following will be some of the key trends/opportunities in relation to cloud computing:
Mobile Enablement: Mobile enablement of software applications and services will drive opportunities in 2016. More people are using smart phones in comparison to PC’s. With services delivered through cloud acting as the backbone for most of the mobile applications, cloud will start penetrating across industries through mobile enablement of enterprise applications.
Move to Hybrid Cloud: Hybrid cloud solutions have made huge wins throughout 2015. This growth is expected to continue in 2016 as well. Organizations gain maximum control with the private cloud while they gain maximum agility and scalability with the public cloud. Companies need to look at getting the best of both by extending private to public. Organizations need to expand their vision and realize the true power of cloud. The private cloud can be extended beyond the walls of the corporation to partners and customers which is needed where collaboration is important; while public cloud services can be allocated to communities of users within enterprises. The objective should be to give businesses a choice of where and how they want to secure the right IT assets for the task at hand — the service may come from somewhere within the enterprise, or may come from outside the enterprise.With increases from 8% to 82% in enterprises turning to the hybrid cloud strategy, the hybrid cloud will continue to take over the public and the private alternatives.
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