Shifting to Cloud


There are numerous reasons for the sudden surge in the cloud migration, but they all share a common theme which is for most businesses, the cloud works better than the facilities in the on-premises. And it is not just about money; while all the organizations are interested in cutting costs, in a recent survey, it was also found that the main drivers of cloud migration were ease of management, disaster recovery, and archival.

Other reasons for increasing cloud migration include the idea that it has matured and no longer deemed as untested or a risky move. Firms do not have to think that they are guinea pigs who are being used to test new technology. The success of the cloud has been seen by one and all. Another reason to be in the cloud is that the big players from Amazon, Microsoft to Google all are on the cloud and using the same religiously. Through the cloud, the users can forecast the ROI in a more straightforward manner, and the same can be implemented at a pocket-friendly price. Also since the storage is more comfortable and less expensive, it can be adopted enabling both online and geographic expansion.

Business goals are not the only reason to force organizations to move into the cloud — slightly today the maturity, flexibility, and reliability of cloud technology is the reason that is driving companies towards new heights and expanding their adoption, according to a report from the Cloud Foundry Foundation. As IT decision makers have experienced the amazing benefits of the cloud, they have widened their approval towards more sophisticated technologies in the platform and application development layer of the stack, such as PaaS, containers and serverless. According to experts, we see a virtuous cycle, as comfortability with one technology results in lightning-speed adoption of more advanced technologies. In a decade, one can expect serverless to be as commonplace as PaaS.

The increase in adoption of the cloud can be determined by the fact that companies are putting their cloud stake in the ground as when compared to November 2017, there has been a 13 point increment in IT decision makers who report they have selected their cloud providers and are beginning to deploy more broadly. Other reasons of cloud adoption include cloud is conformable across new and legacy apps this can be said because today 45% of companies are doing at least some cloud-native app development, and 40% are doing some re-architecting/refactoring of their legacy apps.

According to experts there has been boosted integration of the latest and greatest which can be substantiated by the fact that there is a 16 point enhancement year-on-year of IT resolution makers who are experimenting and adopting the new technology to build on top of existing cloud solutions. Also, the significant increase in familiarity with cloud technologies with 74%of respondents can comfortably explain ‘PaaS’ to a colleague, compared to just 63% who said they could in February 2016. Additionally, 49% can now explain ‘containers,’ an increase from just 24%.

Containers are also proving their scalability which can be substantiated that in August 2016, 51% of respondents were deploying between 0 and 100 containers, and only 37% were deploying over 100; whereas today, the numbers have practically flipped, with 47% implementing more than 100 containers and only 42% using less than 100. Hence, one can say that it is time to focus on culture — in February 2016, 15% more respondents said technology was a more significant obstacle to their application development productivity than culture. Today, 11% more respondents say learning is a more significant obstacle than technology, advising a commitment to culture change is required to realize the benefits of adoption.