Top 5 IaaS Predictions for 2017 by Oracle

With IaaS expected to remain the fastest-growing cloud technology in 2017, let’s explore some of Oracle’s the key predictions in this area.

1. Run any workload in the cloud using IaaS solutions – Cloud has long promised the migration of all enterprise production workloads. But that migration has yet to happen. The chief barrier to cloud migration remains a lack of commitment and recourse to support production service level agreements. On one hand, cloud providers are limiting their accountability as they lack the talent to support custom portfolios. On the other, they’re failing to provide sufficient control into the public data centre to self-manage service-level agreements. The IaaS provider best equipped to take more responsibility and deliver the control tenants demand will be the one to drive cloud migration in 2017.

2. Corporate datacenters to be reduced – As organizations focus their IT spending on cloud computing, they’ll begin to migrate their workloads from corporate owned data centers to purpose-built facilities, managed and run by enterprise cloud providers. Oracle predicts that corporate-owned data center numbers will fall 80 percent by 2025, and the same percentage of IT spending will be devoted to cloud services.

3. Enterprise cloud becomes the most secure place for IT processing – In years past, security was a major barrier to cloud investment. Data sovereignty, data privacy, and control issues deterred many organizations from pursuing cloud adoption. But in future, those very same concerns will be the things that draw new organizations to the cloud. Established cloud vendors with solid security track records have the expertise and resources to deploy layers of defence that many companies simply cannot duplicate in-house.

4. The cloud empowers small business innovation – Cloud has become a catalyst for small business growth, allowing them to innovate freely, carve out new markets, and disrupt the status quo. The digital economy demands that companies of all sizes compete based on technology enabled value. While some seek to evolve existing business practices, others are striving to launch new services that exploit extensive, low-cost computational power. Traditionally, access to such high-performance resource has been too expensive for smaller businesses. But what once cost 100 million USD up front is now available for 10 USD per hour. The cloud is allowing small businesses to innovate, experiment, and sustain ongoing profitability.

5. 60 percent of IT organizations move systems management to the cloud – Over 90 percent of companies have multiple systems management tools, but just 6 percent trust their incomplete data. Consequently, IT operations professionals struggle to create effective management approaches. The pace of business is increasing. As more organizations adopt DevOps practices and focus on digital experience, they’ll need to eliminate management data silos and embrace machine learning just to keep up. Some have already embraced systems management in the cloud, unifying management data across multiple clouds and on premises. Others are benefiting from data science applied to the operational management problem. Only Oracle Management Cloud provides an intelligent, unified, cloud-based approach that applies machine learning to the complete operational data set.

Mitesh Agarwal Vice President – Sales Consulting, Oracle India said “Given all the attention in recent years, it would be reasonable to assume that cloud computing already dominates the IT landscape. In reality, however, only 5 or 6% of IT workloads, today, are in the cloud. So, where are the other 95%? Companies are waiting for a cloud that better fits how their business actually runs. IaaS offers companies instant productivity through speed, innovation, and cost control and IaaS is going to dominate the cloud business arena in 2017. Customers are looking for a cloud that means no change to their existing processes, applications or underlying database when they move to IaaS.”

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