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Interviews with IT Leaders About Cloud Discoveries


"A lot of people originally thought they were moving to the cloud to save money, but then they discovered the diminishing returns as they got more and more of their workload over there and the savings started going down ... Usage started to outstrip the cost of running a datacenter.


"Then, enterprises started to realize that they liked some of the other benefits anyway, such as faster time to market and instant scalability. You want to bring up a new functionality or service? That used to take eight weeks. On cloud, it's an hour."

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Ever since cloud computing burst onto the market in 2006, with the promise of lower costs and an array of other benefits, there’s been a virtual gold rush to all things cloud.

While the pace of adoption remains undeniably high, it also shows signs of moving ahead at a more measured pace as enterprises start to take stock of what they’ve learned about the cloud over the years.

Trusted forecasts from Gartner, Inc., show evidence of a more thoughtful pace of cloud adoption ahead. The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow at 17.3 percent in 2019 compared to the prior year, to a total of $206.2 billion, according to Gartner.

That’s slightly slower than the forecasted growth of 21 percent between 2017-2018. And Gartner is forecasting year-over-year growth to stay at about 17% through 2021.

Cloud infrastructure remains the fastest growing piece of the cloud puzzle, with growth of 27 percent forecast for 2019, slightly less than the 31 percent year-over-year growth forecasted in 2018.

Early Cloud Infrastructure Lessons

There are good reasons enterprises have slowed down the pace of cloud adoption.

Some of these early cloud lessons have, in fact, encouraged companies to proceed with a hybrid multi-cloud strategy. That’s partly been an effort to pinprick test the still-maturing cloud offerings. On the other, it’s a strategic move to try and retain some price negotiating leverage with an increasingly powerful cloud oligarchy.

While public cloud providers have offered initial operational cost reductions — and other significant IT benefits, such as scalability and flexibility — enterprises still face heady challenges and surprises in their moves to the cloud. Among them:

•  IT teams must prepare their data-intensive workloads for new environments, sometimes re-architecting substantial legacy apps
•  Integrations can be incredibly complex, especially as most companies move to hybrid multi-cloud environments
•  Zero tolerance for lag times and performance disruptions of any kind has many IT leaders cautious
•  New cloud governance, security and auditing procedures must be established or tweaked
•  Evaluating the true and total cost of cloud computing has been more challenging than originally expected

The Diminishing Point of Cloud Returns

Many companies who have done thorough research, and in some cases testing, have learned that there is a point of diminishing savings for cloud computing — at least based on current pricing models.  ....





The Next Generation of Cloud Wars is a 12-page report that is an invaluable resource to anyone considering cloud services for their enterprise.  It tells the story of cloud computing from the perspective of businesses who have been testing the maturing cloud market and learning its benefits and challenges. From Vigilant Technologies, a boutique provider of advisory, professional and managed IT and digital services. Trusted for 20 years. Call us at 1-888-209-9424 to talk to our infrastructure experts.



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