IDC Study: More than 65% of Enterprise IT Organizations will Commit to Hybrid Cloud Before 2016

More than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations, according to a new cloud study by IDC. Also, by 2015, 65% of the selection criteria for enterprise cloud workloads in global IT markets will be shaped by efforts to comply with data privacy legislation.

These predictions are part of IDC FutureScape reports and designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. 

Other predictions from the IDC FutureScape for Cloud report include:

  • By 2017, 20% of enterprises will see enough value in community-driven open source standards/frameworks to adopt them strategically.
  • By 2017, 25% of IT organizations will formally support a “consumer tier” to allow workers to develop their own personal automation.
  • By 2017, IT buyers will actively channel 20% of their IT budgets through industry clouds to enable flexible collaboration, information sharing, and commerce.
  • By 2016, more than 50% of enterprise IT organizations building hybrid clouds will purchase new or updated workload-aware cloud management solutions.
  • 60% of SaaS applications will leverage new function-driven, micro-priced IaaS capabilities by 2018, adding innovation to a “commodity” service.
  • 75% of IaaS provider offerings will be redesigned, rebranded, or phased out in the next 12-24 months.
  • By 2016, there will be an 11% shift of IT budget away from traditional in-house IT delivery, towards various versions of cloud as a new delivery model.
  • By 2017, 35% of new applications will use cloud-enabled continuous delivery and DevOps lifecycles for faster rollout of new features and business innovation.

idc-study-cloud“Digitization and transformation to virtualized, on-demand provider-based services are driving very rapid internal IT change,” said Robert Mahowald, Program Vice President, IDC SaaS & Cloud Software research practice. “IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-also and cloud-first strategies and nearly all are reconsidering their IT best practices to embrace hybrid cloud construction and operations, secure data management, end-to-end governance, updated IT skills, and improved multi-vendor sourcing. The dynamics we’ve discussed in this IDC FutureScape, and our recommendations, should be a foundation for how enterprise-class IT organizations think about managing their transformation.”

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