Platform-as-a-service to become increasingly critical to future hybrid cloud deployments
The cloud computing landscape of 2017 will increasingly be dominated by platform and database services supporting hybrid infrastructures, new research from Oracle reveals.
The study, conducted by IDG Connect on behalf of Oracle, also finds that private cloud adoption is rapidly reaching maturity, with almost two thirds (60%) of enterprises having reached intermediate or mature levels of adoption. Meanwhile, traditional barriers to private cloud adoption, such as concerns over security, are being joined by newer worries such as IT standardization and the ability to integrate with existing applications.
These new concerns reflect the lessons learned from widespread private cloud adoption, and help to explain why enterprises are making hybrid the priority for their cloud expansion plans.
John Abel, EMEA Senior Director, Oracle, commented, “The recent acceleration in cloud adoption has been focused on enterprise applications and addressing the related integration, scalability and security challenges. Our survey shows however, that as the hybrid cloud evolves into the core approach for businesses the platform grows in importance, providing as it must the ability for businesses to move from private to public cloud and back seamlessly and securely.”
“While SaaS has traditionally led enterprise migration to the cloud, other services such as Database- and Platform-as-a-Service are set to become more important over the next two years,” said Bob Johnson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, at IDG Connect. “This trend reflects how quickly the cloud is growing in maturity and sophistication. Given this rapid development in cloud capability, it’s likely that 2017 will see widespread use of cloud-based platforms and tools – increasingly delivered over hybrid architectures – to develop and test transformational business applications.”