Cloud computing is on the rise, and with that comes a lot of hype around it. However, how do you separate fact from fiction and identify your business’ needs? One of the best ways to analyze this is understanding market adoption trends. This includes not just the projected figures, but the current adoption figures too. This is why we have summarized the latest insights and findings from “Logic Monitor’s Cloud Vision 2020: The Future of the Cloud Study.”
Cloud in today’s enterprises:
• Digitally transforming enterprises (63%) is the leading factor driving public cloud adoption today.
• Further, attaining IT agility (62%), excelling at DevOps (58%), mobility (55%), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (50%), and Internet of Things adoption (45%) are the top six factors driving cloud adoption today.
• Nearly 66% of IT teams concur that security is the most significant concern when it comes to enterprises adopting a cloud consulting strategy.
Cloud services in 2020:
• According to the study, 83% of enterprise workloads will be managed in the cloud by 2020.
• Approximately 50% of IT professionals believe artificial intelligence and machine learning play a key role in cloud computing adoption today, and this number is expected to rise up to 67% by 2020.
• Many believe that AI and machine learning will be the leading drivers of cloud computing adoption by 2020.
From basic applications to supporting advanced technologies, cloud technology is at the center of all conversations. The core use case of cloud is that it provides an easy access to IT resources. However, using cloud resources requires efficient management as compared to managing on-prem resources.
How can CMP help businesses access right IT resources?
The Cloud lays down the rules and cloud management enforces them. Clouds are pools of virtual resources, storage, applications, and services managed by software so that the resources can be accessed on demand. Cloud management is a combination of software, automation, policies, governance, and people that determines how these cloud computing services are utilized.
A Cloud Management Platform (CMP) is typically deployed in existing cloud environments as a virtual machine (VM) that contains a database and a server. The server communicates with application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to connect the database and the virtual resources using up the cloud. The database collects information on the performance of virtual infrastructure and sends the analysis to a web interface where cloud admins can visualize cloud performance.
Look at CMP as an advisor on your cloud journey. CMP eliminates the “how” when it comes to resolving issues related to mismanagement of cloud resources. A CMP provides recommendations regarding ongoing processes and how they can be optimized. Using the recommendations can improve decision making for resource provisioning. It is crucial to differentiate between accessing IT resources and accessing the “right” IT resources. A CMP, such as Centilytics, can help users do this with greater control over cloud operations.