5 Current Trends in Cloud Computing


The cloud penetrates many areas of life and business - private users use them to back-up their files and companies use these technologies to optimize their infrastructure and the cost of it. Here’s a selection of current trends in cloud computing you need to know.

  1. According to data presented in the report by the Global Industry Analysts, the global market of cloud services in 2017 will reach $127 billion. In addition, Centaur Partners predict that SaaS market will grow to $32.8 billion by 2016, for comparison - in 2011, this number was $13.5 billion.
  2. IaaS model has become one of the most popular ways to deploy the infrastructure of the organization. According to Gartner, the cost of global companies in the IaaS will grow by 30% by the end of 2015. According to another research by Ovum, more than 80% of enterprises will use IaaS clouds by 2016. All this leads to increasing competition among service providers, so Gartner advises companies to carefully choose cloud providers.
  3. According to a recent study, 93% of all respondents say that their companies use cloud computing, and 88% of the companies use public cloud services. However, most large companies prefer Hybrid cloud model, which combines public and private models. According to the same study, 55% of all enterprises plan to deploy a hybrid infrastructure. Moreover, companies that are already using some specific model are going to increase the number of its clouds.
  4. Money and time are among the main issues that motivate organizations to use cloud-based products and services. The economy of funds is a key factor in the decision to start using clouds, which attract a growing part of IT budgets. Goldman Sachs analysts predict that by 2018 clouds will cover an average of 11% of all corporate IT budgets. The main drivers of the market will be IaaS and PaaS.
  5. Technology that manages to include social, mobile, and analytical aspects of the cloud called SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) continues to grow. As of now, 53% of the companies plan to increase budgeting on such services.

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