Top 10 Iaas Cloud Trends Which are Expected to Mould the Cloud Industry
Cloud industry is expected to exhibit a drastic change by 2017. Instead of acting as a standalone service, cloud industry renders services with the integration of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Internet of Things and practices such as DevOps. The combination of cloud with other cutting edge technologies has already sprouted in 2016. The three major vendors say Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform have made the major changes in IaaS public cloud computing market. Managed Cloud Services Provider provide assured support for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions from leading cloud services providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Web Services, Rackspace Cloud, Google Cloud and more.Managed cloud services Provider brings indisputable benefits of low capital expenditure, high flexibility and enhanced collaboration. The cloud collaboration with various technologies has increased the comfort of cloud applications. Now the customers have more choices of where to host their data around the globe. This year is expected to offer more virtual machine instance sizes to optimize customer and to manage and analyze the cloud data. This blog provides you insights on the top 10 IaaS cloud trends which are expected to mold the cloud industry
1. Cloud Market Is Expected To Generate More Revenue
According to Forrester Research, the cloud market is exhibiting a growth rate of 22% and is expected hit $146 billion by the end of 2017. Also, the Infrastructure and platform clouds are expected to reach $32 billion by the end of the year. Google is expected to hit between a half billion and $1 billion in revenues and Microsoft Azure is about two or three times smaller compared to the AWS. While the other cloud giant AWS is expected to get $13 billion in revenues in 2017. So the study from Forrester indicates the rising importance of cloud applications.
2. The Emergence of Cloud 2.0 stage
Experts forecast that 2017 is expected to witness the dawn of Cloud 2.0 stage. According to the Gens 2016 study, by 2020, 85% of enterprises will commit to a multi-cloud architecture model and by 2018, 60% of enterprise, IT workloads will be off-premises. The study also points out that major portion of the revenue in cloud industry will be mediated by channel partners/brokers. So with the dawn of Cloud 2.0 stage, cloud industry is expected to undergo a massive growth which facilitates mass enterprise adoption.
3. Cloud Integration with machine learning and AI
In 2017, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are expected to dominate cloud vendor priorities. The bigger announcements from major vendors are validating this change in the industry. It includes TensorFlow, an open source machine-learning platform from Google, the cloud-based platform for machine learning from Microsoft and the three new machine learning services from Amazon. So it is expected to help business to get an edge over their competitors and developers to use and integrate into applications they’re building atop these cloud platforms.
4. Serverless computing
The trend which gained traction in 2016 and expected flourish in 2017 is serverless computing. The practice of building applications that run without provisioning any infrastructure resources is known as serverless computing. It facilitates the integration of hybrid application into cloud platforms. AWS’s Lambda platform debuted in 2015, OpenWhisk serverless computing platform of IBM, and Azure Functions from Microsoft were introduced in accordance with this paradigm shift.
5. The Container Management Platforms
According to cloud vendors, containers may have been the buzzword of the year. It is represented as the “next-generation computing” in the cloud industry. Container Management Platforms are the next biggest offering from major cloud vendors. For example, Container Engine from Google, Elastic Container Service from Microsoft and Azure Container services are gaining market presence and enterprise interest. So 2017 is expected to witness the emergence of more and more Container Management platforms.
6. The combination of private Cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure
The Forrester Research predicts the possible inclination of cloud market towards leaner and cheaper solutions that include and integrate cloud management, PaaS capabilities, and container support. Rather than the actions in the public cloud, in 2017, we can expect Tectonic shifts within the realm of on-premises infrastructure. It includes the emergence of hyper-converged platforms, infrastructure that comes pre-packaged with the network, compute, and storage and models like a private cloud as a service. The Microsoft’s introduction of Azure Stack is expected to bring drastic change to cloud industry in this regard.
7. The Hybrid Cloud Strategy
Organizations require running of the cloud workloads in public cloud which was earlier being accomplished through infrastructures. Microsoft has already adopted the hybrid cloud strategy. It was evident when they launched Azure. Even though AWS has ignored the idea of private and hybrid cloud computing, they have released a series of services and products to on-ramp data on to its cloud at re: Invent 2016. It includes the Snowball Edge device which can do local computing and then send data to AWS.
8. The user involvement
In 2017, apart from the cloud vendors, users also vested with some responsibilities. According to Forrester, the customers have huge roles in the maintenance of cloud applications. Users need to make sure that they are not over-provisioning virtual machines and unused VMs need to be turned off. Pre-purchase of as much as capacity will help businesses to save money. Here the vendors can also help the customers by providing the application with user-friendly interfaces.
9. More and More Data Centres
We can expect the emergence of more data centers since IaaS cloud computing market continues to grow by leaps and bounds. It will help vendors to keep up with customer demands and requirements. In order to comply with local data sovereignty laws, vendors adding data centers in specific geographic regions.
10. The Market Conditions
The IaaS cloud market condition is different in U.S and other countries of the world. The US market is well defined and it is difficult for new players to take significant share. Except U.S, the market is very fragmented and the vendors like Tencent and Alibaba have opportunities to grab large market shares. Will that potential international strength translate into the U.S. market? The answer needs to be derived in the coming days.
Drastic changes are awaiting the cloud industry in 2017. It includes the integration of cloud with other technologies and the emergence of hybrid applications, a collaboration of private Cloud & hyper-converged infrastructure, evolving of container management platforms, etc. Since the customers are appreciating the changes happening in the cloud industry, it will generate more revenue. In short, the cloud industry will showcase two types of changes in 2017. First is through embracing existing or new technologies. The second case is market consolidation where in U.S the major vendors will dominate and in other countries of the world, new entrants can be expected.