Cloud Computing Usage Forecast to Quadruple by 2020
Hybrid IT is a catalyst of progressive organizations. In fact, two-thirds of
surveyed leaders say a blend of traditional and cloud infrastructure enables
a strategic competitive advantage, according to a market study by the IBM
Center for Applied Insights.
That said, savvy leaders are using hybrid cloud to power their digital
transformation agenda, going beyond cost reductions and productivity gains.
They’re also using cloud as a foundation for next-generation initiatives --
such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cognitive Computing.
New Insights into Emerging Cloud Trends
According to findings from the latest Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI), cloud
service traffic is expected to rise 3.7-fold - that’s up from 3.9
zettabytes (ZB) per year in 2015 - to 14.1 ZB per year by 2020.
The ongoing growth of cloud computing is... (more)
The Business Case for Hybrid Cloud Services Adoption
Forging a viable business technology strategy for today’s global networked
economy is a high priority for most forward-thinking CEOs across the globe.
Their guidance to CIOs is to create the fusion between existing IT
infrastructure and modern cloud services. Moreover, the shift to a Hybrid IT
model must support the organization’s key commercial expansion objectives.
The savvy leaders who have a superior approach can extract greater value from
their legacy IT investments, and launch new initiatives based upon public and
Coexistence: Adopting an Optimal IT Infrastructure Model
Some mainstream IT buyers might think that most cloud infrastructure vendors
and service providers are essentially alike. But there are key differences.
Besides, given the body of market research to the contrary, there’s clearly
no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" cloud solution.
Furthermore, if you believe that a hybrid cloud should support an IT agenda
to transform a business, then a viable solution must consider the preexisting
systems of record within the enterprise. That’s why forward-thinking CIOs
often seek inform... (more)
We’re nearing the end of 2014 and most smart CEOs already know their IT
transformation game plan for 2015 – more digital differentiation woven into
the fabric of their essential operations. Every enterprise is now a digital
business, regardless of the industry. That’s why digital service innovators
are in such high demand. Meanwhile, many of the more traditional IT
process-oriented jobs will diminish in importance.
Are you evolving your IT support team’s roles and responsibilities, as a
result these key trends? Forward-thinking CIOs and IT managers have already
embraced business ... (more)
Like any new business technology, the early development of cloud services can
be a little confusing -- as some descriptions are still open to
interpretation. However, the dialog is helpful, because it enables us to
focus on the true business value of data center resources.
According to Forrester Research, cloud computing platforms are more than
shared multi-tenant infrastructures on the public Internet. There are three
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud deployment options available; each
has unique characteristics and economics.
Forrester’s three cloud service scenarios follo... (more)