Today, everyone wants a piece of the Hybrid Cloud, and 2017 has been touted as a year enterprises will live in a hybrid IT world, split between Cloud solutions and on-premises ones. Since it has been suggested that many companies have begun to or have already finished splitting their Cloud budgets between private and public deployments, the demand for Hybrid Cloud is more than ever.
Listed below are the trends for Hybrid Cloud computing services and the industry in 2017
Cloud as Managed Service Platforms: As Cloud adoption increases, companies are gradually using Hybrid Cloud as a software-based managed service platform, moving beyond self-service portals. These include highly desirable and sough-after features such as compliance, risk and governance assurance across the user base, automate migration, seamless workload portability, and consistent SLAs (Service Level Agreements), across various models and vendors.
Workload Automation beyond Orchestration Layer: While Cloud Services have been focusing on orchestration layer automation, enterprises today are looking to automate the entire process of application deployment across any Cloud infrastructure. It has many benefits it accelerates delivery of objectives and goals, makes app management easier, as well as speeds up both ongoing DevOps integration and its initial deployment. With the advent of generic Cloud applications as well as programmable equipment, it is becoming increasingly possible to generalize the way it is done.
The New PaaS Container Tools: Container tools are the new PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service). 2017 is going to witness more extensive an adoption of containers and container technology. However, the complete transition will take a few more years.
Security: As Hybrid Cloud adoption increases, enterprises and IT teams will see Cloud service providers churn out better services, focusing on providing the end-to-end Cloud management tools and the visibility that will help them access, approach and manage their Cloud storage and computing in a more strategic way. 2017 will also see the need for agility continuing to be one of the biggest factors driving Hybrid Cloud adoption.
The Growth of NFV (Network Function Virtualization): NFV is all set to become a major factor to achieve Hybrid Cloud nirvana, which is a state when the one part of a service is on public Cloud provider A’, one part is on public Cloud provider B’ and one part is run in a firm’s own data center. This leaves the enterprise free to decide where they want which part of the service to run based on cost or privacy or performance. NFV is also becoming the preferred factor for enabling containerization.