Cloud Forecast: Where It's Been and Where It's Heading

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Cloud in 2017

Looking ahead, we can anticipate increased cloud adoption, largely due to it being more secure than on-premises infrastructure. Already, the cloud has been proven as a reliable model, and enough work has been done to establish security standards and practices that rival those of on-premises infrastructure. With increased focus being placed on security by cloud providers, you gain the additional benefit over your own physical infrastructure of knowing that some of the world's best security talent is looking after your best interests.

Cloud computing adoption is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to a 2014 IDG Cloud Computing Study, cloud investments have increased by 19 percent in large-scale enterprises spending on average $3.3M a year. Not only that, but according to a recent report from RightScale, an overwhelming 93 percent of IT professionals have adopted the cloud in some form.

As the cloud continues on the path toward complete enterprise adoption, Pete Zimmerman, vice president of client services and operations, Sonian, takes a closer look at how far the market has come in such a short period of time, and how we can expect it to continue to (quickly) grow in the years ahead.


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