Top Five Cloud Trends Expected in 2015

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Focus on Services

The CIO will buy services, not compute power. IT teams used to be the administrator of data center infrastructure, but as the hardware behind the cloud (VMs, KVM, Docker, etc.) continues to become more scalable, connected and increasingly delivered as a service, IT teams will move away from a hardware-centric world of storage space or CPUs.

In 2015, we'll see enterprise IT teams thinking of and buying services to deploy apps or solve business problems, like adding request management, onboarding employees and purchasing. This has several implications: One is the role of the CIOs is moving away from being associated with broken smartphones, PCs and other hardware. Instead CIOs can focus on advising on how to use IT to deliver the requisite business services. With that, CIOs are re-claiming their seat at the table with other business leaders.

2014 may have been the year of the public cloud wars, but 2015 will see the rise of the cloud platforms. Allan Leinwand, vice president and CTO of Cloud Platform and Infrastructure at ServiceNow, believes 2015 will be the year of the cloud platforms. From cloud verticalization to business intelligence 2.0, the new year will bring dramatic changes to the cloud landscape.

The impact of the platform will affect companies from the day-to-day tasks of IT teams to the business structure of an entire organization. The role of IT teams and CIOs will be changed and challenged like never before, and cloud providers will see a shift in their own sector with a larger push for competition, innovation and functionality.

Here are the five cloud trends we predict will unfold in 2015.

 

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