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In several posts on our blog, we have cited research related to the adoption of cloud computing. A significant number of companies have been hosting their applications in the public cloud over the last few years, while others have been deploying private clouds to manage key areas of their business. Some continue to ignore the cloud. But these are already beginning to realize that their adoption is inevitable.
This is what experts have been saying for a long time. In today's post, we will show why consultants and researchers say that the implementation of cloud computing in the business environment is inevitable. Keep reading:
According to consultancy Gartner, the 'no-cloud' policy will be as rare in 2020 as the 'no-internet' policy is today . That is, the deployment of the cloud will be mandatory in 2020, just as the use of the internet is essential today. For Gartner, even the most inflexible and 'counter-technology' companies will throw in the towel and admit that the cloud is a force they definitely cannot control.
Another study carried out by Veritas Technologies, which interviewed 1,800 IT executives, confirms the gradual extinction of the 'no-cloud' policy. The survey showed that nearly three-quarters of companies continue to design and implement public and private cloud strategies . The number of critical workloads hosted in the cloud will also double over the next few years, at nearly the same rate as non-critical workloads.
Industry observers predict that the migration to cloud computing will happen much sooner rather than later, even before 2020. For Jeffrey Mann, an analyst at Gartner, “the cloud will increasingly be the default option for deploying software. The same goes for custom software, which is increasingly designed to run on some variation of public or private cloud.”
In recent years, some companies have taken an aggressive stance towards moving to the cloud. Johnson & Johnson, a company that makes medical and pharmaceutical equipment, said it plans to have 85% of its systems and applications hosted in the public cloud within two years to cut costs and simplify operations. But this is not the only company taking this aggressive stance.
Some Fortune 50 companies are also moving some of their infrastructure to the cloud. Coca-Cola Co., for example, has already migrated 20% of its systems to a cloud computing environment. And this percentage could reach 50% in two or three years. General Electric Co. also said it intends to get rid of part of its on-premises data centers and migrate its most sensitive data to the cloud.
By the end of the decade, most software vendors will change their strategies. They will stop developing traditional software and cloud software, and will start offering only the latter, which will end up 'pushing' undecided managers towards cloud computing. Not to mention the fact that cutting-edge technological resources will only be available in the cloud.
While this shift in strategy indicates companies' increased confidence in the cloud, it also shows that providers will feel 'additional pressure'. They will have to ensure the high availability of services and avoid any downtime, as an astonishing number of companies will depend on the cloud to develop new products and services, perform Big Data analysis, among many other tasks.
And as the corporate world moves to the cloud, most organizations will have to reflect the reality of their business. This is because the cloud requires changes, both in the business environment and in the behavior of employees. IT managers, together with their staff, will have to devise strategies for the cloud to be used in the best possible way and generate good results for the business.
And you, do you also think that cloud adoption is inevitable? Share your opinion with us in the comments field below! [:]
This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.
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