Monday, 15 February 2016 ehdf

The Private Cloud Concept Is Changing in 2016

Unless a business has been literally living under a rock, it is likely that the cloud revolution has impacted it in one way or the other. It is surprising to know that businesses now possess the ability to move bursty data cycles off their equipment to virtual machines that are more efficient.

The debate around private cloud may be raging strong, but the bottom line is – the cloud era is here!

For the evangelists of cloud though, 2016 is set to be a wake-up call. The whole concept of private cloud is changing. And it is rapidly moving in the direction of hassle free maintenance which will add to its popularity.

Growing popularity of Hosted Private Cloud

The term “private cloud” paints a vision of vast servers, infrastructure and data centres that hum on premise. In 2016, however, companies will realize the potential benefits of hosted private cloud, which simply means to utilize services of a third party cloud services provider. According to ZDNet and TechRepublic, 49% of organizations plan on investing more in Hosted Private cloud arrangements over the next 12 months.

Managed Private Cloud will dominate

Many organisations are now ready to leverage the benefits of Cloud Hosting. Quick deployment of IT resources, shared resource usage, and the ability to monitor usage and pay for only what they use are some of these. By opting for Managed Cloud, businesses are able to tap the power of Cloud Computing without the pain of becoming an expert in everything. In fact, they will be able to focus more on their core business — on building great applications and other new products, and acquiring new customers.

Emergence of the Hybrid Cloud

In the past few years, many SMEs and larger corporations have deployed some form of private or public cloud for their business applications and data storage. Having understood what cloud computing is and its value-add to businesses, they will consider a hybrid infrastructure to integrate existing cloud deployments with new implementations. It is predicted that in the next five years, hybrid cloud will represent 43% of the cloud market.

Applications will become more cloud-friendly

The way organizations go about cloud computing today is to basically just transfer their enterprise workloads to the cloud or an application infrastructure. However, to fully extract the potential of your cloud model, you need to start designing applications that are cloud-optimized.

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