We just published a research presentation on the Future of Cloud in 2025 (paywall). Cloud computing has and will dramatically impact and disrupt businesses. Even the pandemic cannot slow cloud adoption as organizations are 17 times more likely to increase cloud spend than reduce it over the next 12 months. In the research, we make a number of predictions (~20) to help describe the Future of Cloud. In addition, we describe why we believe in these predictions, and also recommend what you should do in light of them. I wanted to bring forward just a few of the more interesting ones, in particular (well, to me at least).
- 50% of enterprise workloads will be on IaaS/PaaS of a hyperscale provider
either in public cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.
- Over 50% of enterprises will use a distributed cloud option to process data at the location of their choice.
- Applications deployed on a hyperscaler’s platform using native tooling will take over a year (on average) to migrate to another platform.
- By 2025, 70% of existing I&O personnel will work in DevOps teams, platform engineering and operations teams, or fusion teams.
Details on the full presentation:
Summary: By 2025, cloud computing will be pervasive. Cloud will drive not only technological innovation but also serve as the foundation for business innovation. This research enables IT leaders to develop cloud strategies and present its future evolution to executive leaders, peers and teams.