Cloud technology can levy businesses to take out time for brewing a coffee and sit back for other business plans. Yes, it’s cost-effective, conducive and above all time-saving. With gamut of data hitting the IT infrastructure, the complexities are turning acute. The tale of cloud has just begun as the technology is undergoing significant transformation to leverage ease of business.
Will cloud win the future business league?
Meanwhile, cloud has taken the tag of discounts, improve work environment and bring efficiency; the omnipresence migration has taken the business charts. Small businesses, government organizations are drawing to transform its IT requirements with this very technology.
Experts witness a dramatic change through cloud
Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organisations in the Asia Pacific region, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan.
In addition to helping enterprises drive digital disruption, the use of hybrid IT is helping businesses deliver a better customer experience and introduce business innovation.
“More than half of enterprises surveyed [in 2014] are planning to move to a hybrid environment over the next 12 to 18 months,” Frost & Sullivan says. “This is putting the onus on vendors and service providers as the traditional IT procurement model is being disrupted by new business models.”
It says that service providers are responding to this by accelerating their pace of service innovation.
The findings come from Frost & Sullivan latest report on Hybrid IT and cloud enabled technologies, which discusses the current developments in the data centre market and its potential impact on enterprises.
According to Mayank Kapoor, industry principal, ICT – data centre and cloud computing, with Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific, cloud is enabling the accelerated adoption of new technologies such as big data, the internet of things and connected indutries.
The Computing Generation
Today’s technology civilization is in a vigorous evolution which is counted many a time faster than humans, the changes coming might be a hindrance to the organizations with bringing chaos and misinterpretation.
Cloud allows you to be dexterous and meet your immediate business needs without investing heavily in infrastructure. Scale up or scale down with the cloud, and get virtually infinite computing power when you need it; hence, one can support your big projects and ramp down when you’re between projects.
Frost & Sullivan estimates the market for cloud services in Asia-Pacific to grow at a CAGR of 33.1 percent until 2019.
SMBs Reaches Global Platform
May it be the chip giant Intel or the technology biggie Google, the companies have taken a verge onto support small enterprises to match global levels. The word is ‘Syndicate’! With growing technology and scaling up infrastructures neoteric forms of businesses are the viable options. Small businesses are now able to do a lot of things that, in the past, only large companies could do. Technology is becoming less expensive and more accessible to any size business, which will drive more global operations. Small businesses will become more competitive, as they will no longer have the same scale limitations.
Analysts optimistic on the Cloud Shift
69% of enterprises expect to make moderate-to-heavy cloud investments over the next three years as they migrate core business functions to the cloud.
44% of enterprises are relying on cloud computing to launch new business models today, predicting this will increase to 55% in three years.
32% are using cloud computing to streamline their supply chains today. Senior executives predict this figure will increase to 56% in three years, a 24% increase.
59% say they use cloud-based applications and platforms to better manage and analyze data today, reflecting the increasing importance of analytics and big data enterprise-wide.
The issues that enterprise decision-makers face is not actually to give double thought investing on cloud, but rather how to maximize the value they gain from such efforts.
To this end, it’s imperative for enterprises to partner with high-quality cloud managed services providers. An MSP is an invaluable resource, as these firms have the potential to both help design a cloud deployment and then handle much of the day-to-day IT responsibilities associated with cloud management. This allows enterprise IT teams to focus on bigger picture cloud issues – including the launching and development of new business models, as highlighted by the Oxford Economics survey.
Mobility to Challenge SDDC
The mobile technology is sneaking a wide space through the enterprise segment with BYOD taking the norms of future businesses. These needs will be beef up the demand for cloud solutions. One of the main outcomes of this demand will be a corresponding pedagogy of IaaS services, provided through virtualisation or SDDC models.
A major driving force for the growth of this market will be ability for the control plane to dynamically change the infrastructure based on information it receives from the data plane. The current state of the “Hardware-Defined Data Centre” is that configurations are static and difficult to manage. The SDDC(Software-Defined Data Centers) paradigm posits that infrastructure could be changed on-the-fly to meet changing requirements. In a SDDC, the infrastructure could be programmed to automatically move workloads from a private to a public cloud and back. Moreover, the infrastructure underneath the private cloud could be programmed to dynamically “spin-up” new VMs with requisite compute, network, or storage being provisioned alongside.
Hybrid Cloud reaches Maturity Level
Commonly with businesses meeting vacation projects, consequently a project lasting for a week or month stares common stories. Though the hybrid cloud is affluent in native digital industries, it’s being employed by businesses of every kind, say experts. According to a Gartner report from October 2013, nearly 50 percent of all large enterprises are expected to have hybrid-cloud deployments by the end of 2017.
Although IT would have dealt exclusively with data and storage in the past, now all departments across businesses, including sales and development, are using the hybrid cloud. For many departments, the cloud saves money, and it’s more flexible than what they were offered in the past.
As data centers dives on the hybrid cloud bandwagon pricing, solutions, and offerings all get a lot better. This will allow smaller enterprises to bring on the hybrid cloud technology in-house. Why? Data center extension, disaster recovery and business continuity, building a “business-in-a-box,” developing a business segment that is completely cloud-based, and even creating new service offerings are just a few reasons many organizations are actively exploring a hybrid cloud model.
Few more computation for cloud takeaways
70% of enterprises say innovation and R&D today is mostly propagated through cloud-based.
61% say they have developed new products and services in three years as a result of adopting cloud technologies.
Strategies for ensuring the security of API and interfaces increased 24%, from 20% to 44% through recent years.
Additional concerns that increased include virus attacks (up 19%), and identity theft (up 16%).
67% of enterprises say that marketing, purchasing, and supply chain are somewhat and mostly cloud-based as of today.
Developing new products & services (61%), new lines of business (51%) and entering new markets (40%) are three key areas cloud computing is transforming enterprises.