To find “what’s in store for the future of the cloud?,” LogicMonitor conducted a survey, Cloud Vision 2020: The Future of the Cloud Study based on the interviews of nearly 300 people who are industry analysts, AWS re: Invent 2017 attendants, media consultants and sales strategists. The main aim of the study was to find out the scope of cloud computing in the coming years.
Though the statistics provided are not very significant they provide an interesting glimpse into the present and future strategies of enterprise cloud computing said Louis Columbus in his article to Forbes. LogicMonitor’s survey says that half of the enterprise cloud computing will be run by public cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure. Rest of the workloads are predicted to be shared by private-cloud-based platforms and hybrid cloud platforms. The premise workloads are expected to reduce by 10 percent.
It was found that enterprises face many challenges to digitally transform their business models. IT agility, excelling at software development and operations, mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and adopting Internet of Things (IoT) are few challenges to name. It was also noted that AI and Machine Learning will play a vital role in the greater adoption of cloud computing. 66 percent of the IT professionals say that their greatest fear in adopting enterprise cloud computing strategy is security. Attaining governance over cloud computing platforms, having staff with cloud computing experience, Privacy and vendor Lock-in where other concerns. But 27 percent of the people interviewed were confident of cloud computing running 95 percent of all the workloads by 2020.