Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

Hybrid clouds increase but ‘standalone’ management is needed

Published by:

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google will account for 80% of total cloud platform revenue by 2020, according to Forrester’s cloud computing predictions for 2018. Salesforce, Microsoft and Oracle are expected to share 70% of the SaaS market for sales automation and customer service subscription. Continue reading

Why data center construction is ‘where the action is’

Published by:

as the world grows smaller with the addition of more increasingly connected devices, the need for infrastructure supporting those devices’ data is only going to become greater.

Medical and financial records, social media services, entertainment and industries from shipping to manufacturing to retail — people expect that data to be available to them at all times with just the click of a mouse or the tap of a smartphone icon.
Continue reading

AT&T: ‘True Mobile’ Is Driving Cloud Edge

Published by:

SAN FRANCISCO — Structure 2017 — “True mobile use cases” such as autonomous cars, augmented and virtual reality, industrial IoT and robotics require edge computing to meet their performance needs, an AT&T vice president says.

“Those types of capabilities have to have high bandwidth and low latency. That demand requires us to put our cloud at the edge,” Amy Wheelus, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) vice president of cloud and D2 platform integration, said Tuesday at the Structure conference here.
Continue reading

OpenStack revenue will break $6 billion by 2021 with private overtaking public cloud

Published by:

More CIOs are investing in business technology that improves their organisation’s resilience to cyber threats. Worldwide spending on IT security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $119.9 billion in 2021, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Continue reading

Enterprises want more public cloud – yet security issues block their path

Published by:

A new survey released by AlgoSec sets the scene on organisational cloud deployments: almost a third of respondents say they plan to increase their public cloud usage in the next 12 to 18 months, but major security challenges remain across hybrid enterprise networks both during and after migrations.
Continue reading

Why the cloud computing market is projected to reach $411bn by 2020

Published by:

  • Worldwide public cloud services market revenue is projected to grow 18.5% in 2017 reaching $260.2B, up from $219.6B in 2016.
  • 2016 worldwide SaaS revenue exceeded Gartner’s previous forecast by $48.2B.
  • SaaS revenue is expected to grow 21% in 2017 reaching $58.6B by the end of this year.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is projected to grow 36.6% in 2017 alone, reaching $34.7B this year making this area the fastest growing of all cloud services today.

Gartner’s latest worldwide public cloud services revenue forecast published earlier this month predicts Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), currently growing at a 23.31% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), will outpace the overall market growth of 13.38% through 2020. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenue is predicted to grow from $58.6B in 2017 to $99.7B in 2020. Taking into account the entire forecast period of 2016 – 2020, SaaS is on pace to attain 15.65% compound annual growth throughout the forecast period, also outpacing the total cloud market. The following graphic compares revenue growth by cloud services category for the years 2016 through 2020. Please click on the graphic to expand it for easier reading. Continue reading

Cloud Analytics Academy aims to give companies extra BI and data warehousing expertise

Published by:

Say hello to the Cloud Analytics Academy. The program, launched today by Snowflake Computing alongside Amazon Web Services (AWS), Looker, Talend and WhereScape, aims to help executives lead their organisations in data warehousing, BI, and more.
Continue reading

The six keys to competing and succeeding in a cloud-first environment

Published by:

Cloud computing has come a long way over the last several years. It has gone from an emerging technology used in tech startups, to a catalyst for driving enterprise business transformations. According to IDC’s CloudView 2017 report, 70 percent of CIOs say they embrace a “cloud-first IT strategy.” This shows that cloud has moved way beyond the early-adopted phase, where born in the cloud startups were the only ones putting data and applications in the public cloud. Today, global enterprises have embraced the cloud as a means to achieve agility and innovation, and are rapidly driving cloud adoption to new heights.
Continue reading