January 5, 2017 —
More and more, collaborative data centers are shifting to the cloud. Several big players (IBM, Amazon, and others) are building mega-data centers in preparation for massive cloud services in 2017. By some estimates, 2017 will see 66 percent of corporate workloads processed by cloud servers and centers. Database-as-a-service is expected to increase to 44 percent in 2017. The cloud story in 2017 will be similar to 2016, but at a faster pace and larger scale. That poses a big challenge to enterprises in getting the processes, technology, and people up to speed and able to proceed.
Cloud security is going to become much better in 2017, alleviating many of the fears of corporate cloud users. As well, expect to see more tools to help with that management, especially around cloud service/application governance, including tools that can abstract the end user from the detail.
The cloud will be a challenge in 2017 for those who are not familiar with it. But for those who are, it will be an exciting year.