“Of course, even with all the training and tools in the world, not all of the remaining 80% of traditional legacy enterprise applications will move to the cloud. For many good reasons, including regulatory, security concerns, and unclear ROI (return on investment), certain applications simply won’t become cloud native anytime soon (or ever).”
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products for cloud environments — including public and private cloud — grew 11.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), reaching $14.5 billion.
Now that containerized architectures can increase application agility and speed, there’s been a push to package more applications in containers, and use Kubernetes to manage both compute and storage.
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“Of the 2000 service providers IDC surveyed, there was an increase of $3.2 billion in incremental revenue in 2018 over 2017. Which means if optimism proves accurate, 2019 could see close to $4 billion for this group of companies.”
Enterprises are using cloud services for strategic benefits such as supporting digital transformation efforts rather than for tactical ones, like reducing IT infrastructure costs and the hardware or software maintenance burden.