While cloud adoption is growing rapidly, most enterprises (80+%) run approximately 30% of their workload in the cloud. However, a similar percentage of enterprises report that an additional 30% of applications are built on cloud-friendly architectures and are ready for the cloud.
As this trend settles in, the major driver for this change in IT dynamics of large enterprises remains the perceived benefit of a more operational and pay-per-usage based model over making huge capital investments on computing hardware.
Greater flexibility and high maintainability are the other driving factors behind this evolution. Enterprises are looking at building sustainable business systems for the future. In this era of consumer-centric business models where you need to assure all-time and anywhere availability, cloud becomes the primary driver in providing highly scalable solutions that can handle any situation like upsurge in consumer traffic.
AWS in the recent times is looking at a second decade of cloud revolution. Following the trends in the market, AWS believes that big data churning and cloud-based data centers has become the need of the hour, due to more data being produced by the cloud and IoT applications. They feel that cloud is democratizing data center technology, thus enterprises have chosen a path to differentiate more on the lines of how they use the data, thus focus shifting towards cloud based data analytics.
However, hybrid cloud remains the preferred strategy with public cloud continuing to outpace private cloud (riding the flat growth) over the past couple of years. AWS continues its Public Cloud dominance with more than a 4x adoption rate over their closest competitor Azure.
With enterprises looking at cloud as the main driver for their business transformation and native-cloud applications getting prominence in the present market, time has come to embrace the new framework of Enterprise Application Development.
Do you feel we are accelerating towards the era of ‘cloud-only’ enterprises?