A Cloud Survey by Tech Target found that 39% of organizations have adopted a hybrid cloud model. The hybrid cloud is rapidly becoming the leading cloud solution, as it allows balance. It also provides benefits such as cost efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.
A hybrid cloud environment enables technology executives to ensure that their on-premises infrastructure continues to deliver a return on investment. In addition, because it leverages the public cloud, a hybrid cloud allows companies to capitalize on the many benefits the public cloud offers. It has the following advantages:
- More architectural flexibility
- More technical control
- Better security
Due to the new innovations in the deployment models, the following hybrid cloud trends are to be expected in 2018:
Trend 1: Hybrid cloud containment is a pervasive issue
The public cloud has already failed to live up to expectations, as it proves to be a relatively expensive affair. Instead of continuing to use a public cloud, many organizations will consider building their own private clouds. This approach is especially gaining traction in the financial services industry.
Trend 2: Increasing understanding of the platform economy
As digital marketplaces continue to transform, organizations will see the actual potential of the platform economy. They will also realize its impact on their operating models. In the era of the platform economy, the risk shifts towards the provider as organizations have to make significant upfront investments to build their platforms before they receive revenue. This means that they need to change their commercial and pricing models to factor in the new risk that they are taking on.
Trend 3: Hybrid cloud solutions are becoming verticalized
This year, we will observe more vertical cloud solutions coming to the market, as smaller cloud providers will look for different ways to differentiate themselves from the hyperscalers. Later in the year, we can expect to see a significant investment from these small players in industry-specific compliance regimes to build credibility within their target market.
This will result in more hybrid cloud offerings that will cover the entire spectrum of the XaaS stack, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which delivers a comprehensive solution for specific verticals.
Trend 4: The rise of hybrid cloud management solutions
There will be a rise in hybrid cloud solutions as more companies will commit to multi-cloud architectures, both public and private, and from several different providers. Even though it has significant benefits, it could result in greater management complexity. As organizations have recognized the importance of having a defined set of management tools to run their operations, the demand for hybrid cloud management solutions is expected to increase. In the coming months, organizations that are set to build hybrid cloud environments will be looking to source and adopt specific workload-centric management solutions that can be run across multiple platforms.
Trend 5: Industry skills and talent pool will continue to shrink
The number of people who are available to help organizations in architecting, implementing, and operating hybrid cloud solutions tend to reduce in the year ahead as every organization is moving towards digital platforms to remain competitive.
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Besides offering b cloud expertise, our understanding of legacy applications allows us to manage solutions that coexist on-premise and on the cloud. Some of our key differentiators include:
- Re-engineer monolithic standalone to micro services-oriented cloud application
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