Cloud computing is fueling digital transformations and modernizing IT portfolios and has become the de facto platform for them. By renting software through vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google, companies are increasingly finding business agility or cost savings. Most enterprises procure cloud services from two or more vendors and the trend that will gain traction in 2019, boosting the coffers of AWS, Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, IBM and Oracle, which according to Forrester Research will enjoy the lion’s share of the $200 billion in global public cloud spending for 2019.
As companies modernize core business apps with analytics, machine learning (ML), IoT, messaging, and database services created in the cloud, the innovation-seeking approach will boost enterprise adoption and spending. Here is our take at the key trends shaping cloud adoption in 2019.
A renewed private cloud push
Private cloud can be defined as a platform for hosting workloads not suited for a public cloud due to cost, security, compliance, data, architectural design, or other reasons. Three main approaches to the private cloud will crystallize in 2019.
One do-it-yourself (DIY) approach entails using VMware vSphere and software-defined infrastructure, an approach that banks such as Synchrony have taken. However, it can be expensive, complex, and dysfunctional. While an alternative DIY model involves using OpenStack open source software, a third involves having a vendor build it for your enterprise, using converged or hyper-converged software stacks to minimize your tech burden.
In each scenario, legacy systems will still exist, and enterprises will still need to integrate them into these newer environments.
Keep watching the space to know more about the key trends shaping cloud adoption in 2019.