Cloud Computing has become one imperative cog in the enterprise’s infrastructure for digital transformations and modernizing IT portfolios. Enterprises are increasingly looking to become business agile in infrastructure requirements or cost saving with the usage of cloud solutions such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure or any other cloud services. The enabled cloud management solutions have assisted enterprises in procuring cloud solutions from two or more vendors. The growing traction in the cloud adoption has made the spending for public cloud reach up to $200 billion according to Forrester Research. Most of the businesses are looking to gain a business edge with cloud solutions as they modernize core business apps with analytics, database, IoT, machine learning, communication, and collaboration added by the Forrester Research Analyst. In 2019, cloud computing is considered as one of the best software solutions that is set to convert the disruptive ideas in software solutions at a much faster rate. These solutions are pushing the enterprises to make a move for applications from the SAP and Oracle to public clouds.
Here are some of the key trends that are all set to disrupt Cloud solutions for 2019.
1. Return on Investment (ROI)
Sandy Carter, Vice President of EC2 windows and Enterprise workloads at AWS who is familiar with the cloud migration, added that the demand is all set to rise. As the business leaders often meet her during the conferences, they ask her, which is the simplest way that can help them in moving to the cloud and how can they modernize their applications once they are there. Sandy has spent a load of time advising the customers on how to migrate to the cloud, whether the given migration will cost or which is more preferable on-premises or cloud solution? When it comes to cost reduction, it’s a critical question because it makes most of the enterprises question their understanding of the cloud. Initially, it’s difficult that it would reduce the cost, but steadily, it might happen with few strategies. The architecture and few tools play a vital role when dealing with critical decisions of cloud adoption.
AWS recently had acquired TSO Logic to assist the enterprises in understanding how much it will cost to shift their legacy systems to cloud. What it enables the business to see is that with the direct switch from the on-premises to cloud solutions will be much more costly because most of the businesses are going to spend more money during the overprovisioning. Companies are increasingly making a drastic shift to the FinOps, that is a combination of business management practices and analytics software that calculates the consumption of cloud once the complete migration has been down.
2. Multi-Cloud Strategy
Enterprises that have multiple operations along with business-critical data are adopting the Multi-cloud strategy; they use at least two providers from the top 5 cloud providers. For example, Tyson Foods is migrating applications to the AWS and GCP each of them offers unique value for the businesses. CTO Scott Spradley who had even previously worked with the HP added that the company had brought the number of data centers from 86 down to six. While the AWS solutions consist of the complete pool of the services, while the GCP provides the additional instrumentation that can be used by the complete cloud stack adding the orchestration with Kubernetes.
Many of the enterprises are applying the lift and shift approach, moving the complete applications from the on-premises data centers to the cloud and cloud-native development. That includes building and deploying software in the cloud as it’s added to the AWS, Google Cloud Services, and Azure. Embracing all the cloud solutions means that the enterprises will have the added advantage of utilizing different solution offerings based on pricing.
Containers are managed by the Kubernetes and Docker computing, changing the way enterprises are deploying the applications is being reshaped presently. Adoption of Docker containers has grown exponentially in recent years as the modern IT engineers have modernized their IT application deployment. The container solutions are automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containers have emerged one of the major choices for the enterprises with orchestration layer of choice.
Serverless gives the enterprises the required freedom for operating applications without building and maintaining the infrastructure. It’s gaining the main traction as the enterprises are looking to rollout many digital services and applications, it provides an API to associate the given function with the one or more events. Moving to serverless examples means that businesses will now be able to focus more on what is required, not on the infrastructure. Containers are making the business application much more developed with application development.
4. PaaS as a Solution
Enterprises will be adding the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy that will assist in building the Strategy for both day 1 and day 2; wherein day 1 provides an excellent experience that includes building and deploying applications while the day 2 experience will be more concerned towards the operating platforms and applications. Each organization will have to make decisions wherein they would decide to leverage the PaaS unique for the specific cloud options or focus on the cloud neutrality. Why the day 1 experience will be for the developers it will instantly make how good your day 2 becomes.
5. SaaS ecosystem is still in the development stage
The recent purchase by the Salesforce.com of the API management vendor MuleSoft and data visualization player Tableau. There will be an imperative pace gathering in the SaaS-based industry ecosystems wherein it drives the major software solution providers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. The early decisive examples we can see from the supply chain intensive industry that will provide a strong need to share information and collaborate across the organization such as healthcare, industry, manufacturing, and government.
The journey of Cloud as a solution to satisfy enterprise demands is just starting, and many industry experts believe that cloud innovation will depend on how enterprises service the complete solution rather than just industry requirements. Cloud providers will need to secure, data-intensive, and cost-efficient to push further adoption.
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