US-based organizations plan to spend up to $1.8 M in 2017 on cloud computing. In addition, almost 10% of businesses with over 1,000 employees calculate that their expenses associated with cloud computing platforms and apps are to reach up to $10 M by 2017. There is more. By the end of 2018, 40% of the IT departments we tend to classify as the typical ones will host some of the platforms and apps in on-premise systems.
What modern businesses seek
So, how are we supposed to interpret these predictions? Modern businesses are looking forward to adopting various cloud models to fully satisfy their specific business requirements and needs. As expected, they are turning to numerous web companies that can provide fast, secure, and reliable website hosting services.
What’s happening with the major IT league players in this field? Well, Google’s investments for these purposes reached up to $1 B over the course of the last two years. So, something important is happening here, for sure.
What more can we expect to take place in 2017
More organizations plan to adopt enterprise cloud apps.
Without any exaggeration, we are free to predict that the number of business-oriented cloud apps and platforms are set to explode in the next few years. Almost 90% of organizations will either have a cloud app or plan to include one in the next year or two. The Cloud is obviously no longer a business secret for many organizations.
Data storage and analytics will determine the cloud use in 2017.
We have every reason to believe that data management and business analytics are going to be among the business priorities for cloud in 2017. One in five organizations considers data storage and data analytics to be one of the most important things to take care of in the near future.
Organizations’ total cloud computing spending in 2017 will reach up to 30% of available resources.
For instance, SaaS plans to allocate up to 40% of its budget to IaaS and PaaS. Although the total cloud computing investments have remained constant in the last three years, we can expect that up to 10% of organizations that hire more than 1,000 employees are looking forward to investing at least $10 M in cloud platforms and computing apps.
Business IT infrastructures will be almost entirely cloud-based in the next 2 years.
Numerous surveys confirmed that no more than 2 years from now, almost one-third of respondents will include private clouds as an inseparable part of their existing IT infrastructure. In addition, up to one-fifth of the respondent will continue to use the public cloud. Finally, around 10% will opt for mixed options and solutions.
CFOs and CEOs of organizations will look forward to hand over some of or the entire control over cloud spending to their IT managers.
In-house IT management is ready to accept full responsibility for all investment and budget-related decisions. As CFOS and CEOS are usually in control of the cloud computing investment plans, this will be a huge change.
Businesses that rely on public cloud will become more concerned about the potential data storage location, data protection, and cloud security.
It’s not only public cloud business users that will have these problems. Both private and hybrid cloud users are going to deal with these challenges.