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Cloud computing predictions for 2015


Cloud computing became an integral part of the enterprise. It revolutionized the way how the users access information, and the way IT delivers applications and business services. Cloud computing enables mobility and improves business productivity and efficiency. These benefits make the enterprise move their IT infrastructure and software into a cloud environment. Cloud computing has become the big thing this year and is set for another big year in 2015.

Here are the key trends we will see in 2015:

1. Mobile cloud computing everywhere
IBM predicts there will be one trillion cloud-ready devices connected to the internet in 2015. This growth in mobile technology with change the way people do business. Cloud computing will enable people to conduct business anywhere with their mobile devices because all the important data and software is hosted in a cloud environment – accessible instantly via the internet.

2. Microsoft Cloud will make more profit than on-premise software
Microsoft recent financial results shows their commercial cloud revenue grew 128% in the quarter, while server products and services revenue increased by 13%. Under CEO Satya Nadella’s mobile first, cloud first efforts helps its development teams to be more focused on driving innovation into the cloud versions of its properties.

3. The enterprise will use Cloud Services Brokers
We will see an increase in cloud services brokers in 2015. CSB assist in consumption of cloud computing. CSB will create simple, flexible, and business user-centric tools and processes that facilitate cloud adoption and improve cloud infrastructure. They can assist with the selection of the right applications that work well together and assist with making strategic IT business decisions that work towards business goals.

4. Hybrid Cloud Management is the new way
Hybrid Cloud Computing means using a combination of private or community or public cloud services and physical application infrastructure and services. Private cloud has been the preferred option of the enterprise but it is not a viable option for all their cloud service needs. More organisations will recognise the benefits of using a mix of public cloud, private cloud and local, on-premise IT in 2015.

5. Reduction in cloud storage price
Cloud storage or storage-as-a-service (STaaS) took a blow last fall so expect a reduction in cloud storage price in 2015. Enterprise application will move to the cloud to the data centers will become more like the cloud. Cloud storage is gaining customers because companies don’t like on-premise storage anymore.

6. Security and self-protection
The enterprise will increasingly recognize that it is not possible to provide a 100 percent secured environment. But a study by Right Scale has found that security concerns around cloud computing are declining, concerns decreased by 13% from 2013 to 2014. Take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing choose a provider that you can trust and you’ll minimise any risk of data loss or a data breach.

7. Application Design must be cloud-optimized
To fully extract the potential of your cloud infrastructure to deliver world class applications, design must be cloud-optimized. Don’t just transfer enterprise workloads to the cloud or an application infrastructure but make sure application logically adapts to horizontal scalability.

8. Cloud friendly decision is a must
The success of your cloud adoption depends on whether your decision making structure optimizes the cloud infrastructure. Make sure you first address the issue on performance, security, availability, and integration. Once you’ve fully satisfied these issues, you can go about planning, implementing and optimizing your cloud strategy.

9. Docker Containers will be everywhere
Docker, the open source container technology, will allow customers to more easily build, move and manage applications on the cloud. Many companies are using Docker, it’s not a fad and it is here to stay. Most of the major public cloud providers plan to support Docker in 2015.