Private, Hybrid Cloud Deployments to Grow in 2016

February 10, 2016

By David Delony - Contributing Writer

The market for enterprise-grade cloud solutions is maturing, according to Technology Business Research, Reseller News reports.

The firm said that enterprise and user investment was driving growth in private and hybrid cloud adoption.

“Hybrid cloud adoption has more than doubled since 2013 and will continue to accelerate as enterprises solve integration issues associated with growing ‘as a Service’ adoption,” Kelsey Mason, a cloud analyst for Technology Business Research said.

These enterprise organizations are planning for value-added, a la carte cloud operations with both private and hybrid clouds.

The firm said that cloud professional services were the most used cloud services in the enterprise last year.

While cloud computing is supposed to help companies manage the complexities of their IT environments, a lot of cloud deployments seem to be only adding to the complexities. A company might be using Amazon’s EC2 or Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure clouds while deploying a private OpenStack cloud in its own data center.

This proliferation of cloud environments from different vendors obviously creates some headaches. That’s why companies are calling on cloud professional services to help smooth over the inevitable bugs and get these systems to interoperate better.

The trend toward professional services adoption is expected to continue through 2016 as environments get increasingly complex. One major area that the firm expects vendors to do well in is analytics, and the future looks bright for managed services as a whole.

“Managed services are the next generation of outsourcing services and, as such, do not resemble traditional cloud buying patterns, resulting in larger and longer-term deals that drive revenue and profitability but decrease the overall adoption rate compared to the one-time nature of other cloud services,” Cassandra Mooshian, cloud analyst for Technology Business Research, said.

Even as companies try to move more workloads to the cloud, it seems they still can’t escape deploying some-kind of on-premises installation, so managed services will do good business for some time getting these hybrid environments to run smoothly.

Edited by Maurice Nagle