In the data center colocation industry and beyond, cloud computing is one of the most widely talked about trends out there today—and for good reason. Current estimates show that as many as 9 out of 10 IT professionals believe that cloud computing is the future of IT, with some 80% of those same professionals already deploying at least one cloud solution.
As most of us in the industry know, cloud computing didn’t disappoint expectations in 2014. In fact, in many cases, it surpassed them and made a significant impact on the market. Cloud computing is only expected to continue to grow in significance through 2015 and into the future.
With all of that in mind, last year Telx and Gigaom partnered on two webinars on cloud computing and the evolving IT landscape: “The Evolving Data Center—Preparing the CIO for IT Evolution” and “Cloud 2014—A Look Back and a Look Ahead.” Using the information from those webinars, Telx sponsored a Gigaom white paper that provides readers with a useful resource for addressing the changing market in 2015.
That white paper, Cloud Computing Market Trends in 2015, is now available in our resource center (click here). Key findings of the report include:
- The adoption of cloud computing remains in a relatively early stage, and customers are keeping their options open.
- Hybrid-cloud implementations dominate the enterprise-cloud landscape today, but hybrid will become less important over the next few years.
- Providers of pure platform-as-a-service solutions are being squeezed out by competing approaches to achieving platform-like capabilities. The rise of containers offers an alternative way to achieve some the same promise offered by PaaS.
- The adoption of cloud continues to threaten established enterprise IT providers as they struggle to adapt. However, ignoring those providers would be unwise at this point.
As the cloud computing market continues to evolve, it will become increasingly important for companies to stay on top of trends and adapt so that they’re not left behind. This white paper is a valuable resource for doing just that.