75% of IaaS provider offerings will be redesigned, rebranded, or phased out in the next 12-24 months, says International Data Corporation (IDC), a research...
cloud+(1)75% of IaaS provider offerings will be redesigned, rebranded, or phased out in the next 12-24 months, says International Data Corporation (IDC), a research company that recently hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2015 Predictions Web conference.

The predictions from the IDC FutureScape for Cloud are:

  • More than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations.
  • By 2017, 20% of enterprises will see enough value in community-driven open source standards/frameworks to adopt them strategically.
  • By 2017, 25% of IT organizations will formally support a “consumer tier” to allow workers to develop their own personal automation.
  • By 2017, IT buyers will actively channel 20% of their IT budgets through industry clouds to enable flexible collaboration, information sharing, and commerce.
  • By 2016, more than 50% of enterprise IT organizations building hybrid clouds will purchase new or updated workload-aware cloud management solutions.
  • 60% of SaaS applications will leverage new function-driven, micro-priced IaaS capabilities by 2018, adding innovation to a “commodity” service.
  • By 2015, 65% of the selection criteria for enterprise cloud workloads in global IT markets will be shaped by efforts to comply with data privacy legislation.
  • 75% of IaaS provider offerings will be redesigned, rebranded, or phased out in the next 12-24 months.
  • By 2016, there will be an 11% shift of IT budget away from traditional in-house IT delivery, towards various versions of cloud as a new delivery model.
  • By 2017, 35% of new applications will use cloud-enabled continuous delivery and DevOps lifecycles for faster rollout of new features and business innovation.

According to Robert Mahowald, Program Vice President, IDC SaaS & Cloud Software research practice, “Digitization and transformation to virtualized, on-demand provider-based services are driving very rapid internal IT change. IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-also and cloud-first strategies and nearly all are reconsidering their IT best practices to embrace hybrid cloud construction and operations, secure data management, end-to-end governance, updated IT skills, and improved multi-vendor sourcing. The dynamics we’ve discussed in this IDC FutureScape, and our recommendations, should be a foundation for how enterprise-class IT organizations think about managing their transformation.”

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