Cloud predictions for the coming year

Tuesday 29 December 2015

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The end of 2015 means that industry experts are looking closely at what businesses can expect next year. Here are a few predictions for the cloud computing sector.

One expert has said that there will be more of a trend for converged infrastructure. This will give users more freedom to be innovative with software. It should also help to bring down the cost of computing and increase IT responsiveness to the needs of the business. A survey has shown that 40% of companies are planning to spend more on converged infrastructure.

In addition, the flash market is going to rise in 2016. When it was first introduced, high costs were a barrier for many, but interest in it has been steadily growing and this will help to bring costs down. Companies will also be finding new ways to use flash throughout 2016.

The growth of the hybrid cloud has been strong in 2015; it was found to be growing at an annual compound rate of more than 29% between 2016 and 2019. Cloud providers will need to offer flexible services as more and more businesses turn to public cloud services. Companies are looking for seamless data management in order to minimise risk, and this could lead to the rise of the hybrid cloud data manager.

Storage administration roles are going to continue to change as the IT landscape changes. It is expected that in 2016, the usual storage administrator will become more of a data manager at a senior level.

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