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Faced With a Pervasive Cloud, Companies will Build on the PaaS

PaaSThe cloud will take more and more space in IT spending and business needs in the matter will be complicated, opening the way to PaaS and IaaS. These are the conclusions that could be drawn from two studies published this summer by IDC and Gartner.

If the rise of cloud in enterprises, whether public or private is indeed well established, it appears that their approach in this area tends to be more structured. So if one believes the forecasts of Gartner, the cloud strongly marked the keys, directly or indirectly, the IT spending. Even altering the structure of the IT market, the firm understands the cloud is expected to impact the whole market up to 1000 billion dollars in 2020.

Companies continue to spend IT in the cloud (a process that Gartner calls “Cloud Shift”). In 2016, the firm expects spending on the cloud to reach $111 billion, and the figure will reach to $216 billion in 2020. Gartner calculates the difference between IT spending in the traditional IT and those in the cloud, on the same technological segments.

If logically, cloud confirm its distribution model space and consumption of IT in the coming years, it appears that business requirements follow the same curve.

If the SaaS has long led the cloud segment driving growth, characterized by its ease of implementation, its billing subscription, as well as its standard mechanisms, PaaS and IaaS could turn up in power in the years to come. Growth and IaaS PaaS segments will thus be faster than that of SaaS. This is what IDC thinks its side.

Rising public PaaS

In its latest forecast, the analyst firm put in effect on an increase in the public cloud within the next five years. No longer driven by the SaaS but by the PaaS and IaaS. According to IDC, the public cloud is expected to generate some $195 billion in 2020, against $96.5 billion this year.

While some companies have indeed sold their traditional applications to a SaaS model, publishers have either expanded their catalog of a SaaS offer or businesses have migrated to pure players in the sector.

However, all will not propose SaaS equivalent. To migrate to the cloud, companies will then bet on a lower layer to build their business applications – the PaaS.

Another possible explanation is the need for companies to manage the development and integration of cloud toward the SI or between cloud services. Again, PaaS offers an option of choice.

Until the PaaS was considered the poor relation of the three layers of cloud. But with the ubiquity of the cloud model, its acceptance by businesses and the increasing complexity of IT, this brick could become unavoidable.

Cloud Growth Shows an Uneven Performance by Segments and Geographies

cloud5783753490Billing for cloud technology infrastructure (servers, storage, and Ethernet switching) increased by 3.9% in the first three months of the year to stand at $6.6 billion, while a reduction in demand is observed in the field of the public cloud.

According to IDC, cloud revenues accounted for 32.3% of total turnover in the IT sector, 2.3 percentage points more than in the first quarter of 2015. Revenue from sales related to private cloud grew by 6.8% to $2.8 billion, while public cloud rose 1.9% to 3.9 million.

The total spending on IT infrastructure products comprising the server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches will increase by 15.5% in 2016 to reach $37.1 billion for cloud deployments. By comparison, revenues from non-cloud traditional infrastructure experienced an annual fall of 6%. In this case, the results have penalized the decline in sales of servers and storage, a reduction that has not been offset by growth in the area of Ethernet switches.

Returning to the cloud, switching grew both in the public cloud and private, with increases of 53.7 and 69.4%, respectively; storage experienced an increase of 11.5% as regards to the private cloud but fell 29.6% in the public cloud. And with regard to servers, revenues decreased by 1.1% in private cloud and 8.7% in the public cloud.

“A slowdown in hyperscale public cloud infrastructure deployment demand negatively impacted growth in both public cloud and cloud IT overall,” said IDC computing platforms research director Kuba Stolarski.

“Private cloud deployment growth also slowed, as 2016 began with difficult comparisons to the first quarter of 2015, when server and storage refresh drove a high level of spend and high growth. As the system refresh has mostly ended, this will continue to push private cloud and, more generally, enterprise IT growth downwards in the near term,” added Stolarski.

From a regional perspective, where sales grew more it was in the Middle East and Africa (almost 26%), followed by Central Europe (20.6%), Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), which made it by 18, 5% and Canada 9.5%. There are also regions where sales have been lower if compared to the first part of 2015. Revenues fell 22.2% in Latin America, 4.1% in the US and an insignificant 0.1% in Central Europe and from the east.

“Public cloud services are increasingly being seen as an enabler of business agility and speed,” said Deepak Mohan, research director, Public Cloud Storage and Infrastructure at IDC. “This is bringing about a shift in IT infrastructure spending, with implications for the incumbent leaders in enterprise infrastructure technologies. Growth of public cloud IaaS has also created new service opportunities around adoption and usage of public cloud resources. With changes at the infrastructure, architectural, and operational layers, public cloud IaaS is slowly transforming the enterprise IT value chain.”

When it comes to private cloud, investment will grow 10.3% to 13.8 billion, with over 60% of this amount allocated to private cloud on-premises environments. The increased investment will be cut across all regions.

In the long term, IDC expects spending to grow at a compound annual rate of 13.2% by 2020, and will reach $59.5 billion. This would represent 48.7% of the total invested in the enterprise IT infrastructure. Also at that time, the public cloud service providers (CSP) will spend 38.4 billion in infrastructure to provide services, while spending on private environments will reach 21.1 billion.

The Business Continuity Plan With Flexible Business Models

ManagedThe business context has changed significantly in recent years. The companies need to work ever more agility, life cycles of products have become shorter, and information flows have accelerated. This is because customers are increasingly demanding, and businesses need to adapt if they adequately serve this new market.

To this context a new technological framework that may require greater modularization and scalability. Each organization has different needs, and it is suitable for each technology, which is causing different technology models to coexist.

Among them, the cloud is the model that is establishing itself as the reference in this new reality. The data have become the primary asset of enterprises and cloud technologies allow manage with greater agility. Given the coexistence of different options as both private and public, companies are adopting a hybrid cloud model.

In this context, DedicatedSolutions is positioned as a leading managed services and cloud provider with flexible models based on service and pay per use. Its offer PaaS, SaaS and IaaS cloud. At all levels, security, data integrity, and communication are key elements.

In recent years, companies have gone from a technological environment based on own infrastructure to incorporate the services of outside vendors. Consequently, companies must manage a combination of public cloud services and in sometimes own private clouds.

In this hybrid environment, data have become the primary asset of business. The differentiation in products and services is focusing on quality, management and delivery of information. Consequently, the competitive advantage of companies will depend on largely how to manage these elements.

The question for organizations is no longer whether to adopt cloud, but under what conditions, and what factors can accelerate their use:

  • The most important criterion for businesses is security. Once data leave corporate facilities, organizations want to maintain visibility into how protects and regulates the information. Therefore, companies need to ensure suppliers control, visibility, and integrity of your data. The industry is responding to that need.
  • The second accelerator is the ability to move data and workloads among different clouds. The challenge of data portability goes beyond the mere fact of transferring the data from the public clouds to corporate facilities. IT departments must be able to move data between all economic cloud environments, smooth and dynamic. Thus, they can adapt to ever-changing business needs, and optimize the benefits scalability and elasticity that presents the cloud environment.
  • Regarding the economic criteria, companies pursue savings and acceleration returns. The capabilities of economies of scale offered by cloud providers with the ability to provide pay per use model allow maximize savings and accelerate returns on investment.
  • Finally, ensure that the data remains in the country or region is a concern in the organizations. Provide visibility into the location of data is a criterion of great importance for businesses and a differentiator between providers.

DedicatedSolutions is aware of the complexity of managing this hybrid environment with multiple providers and changing demand. Therefore, it is positioned as a provider of multi-cloud services.

We have developed the cloud and managed services offering payment mode use so that companies can hire the services they need and when they need them.

A Glimpse Into the Future of the Cloud Computing

While that cloud computing ceased to be a term reserved for techies, it has gone from being a technology adopted to save costs and increase the efficiency of operations to be a key element in the design of the strategy and business models of organizations.

It is, therefore, important to know where cloud computing is heading in the coming years and how it will affect the businesses.

Security will not be a reason

When it comes to cloud computing, still many companies tremble thinking about security. No one wants to jeopardize your data or get into a legal mess for failing to meet a certain standard.

So the leading providers of cloud services are pouring billions of dollars to develop more reliable and secure solutions. Numerous emerging startups are also making inroads add extra security to the cloud services.

In the future, identity management and security policies will be improved. In coming years, security will be a commodity in the cloud services, which will motivate many companies to jump on the cloud.

Boom for Fog Computing

First the cloud and then the fog. The fog computing model is specially created for the Internet of things, as there will be devices, wearables, and sensors that are part of the processing of the data, which will relieve the work of the cloud.

More hybrid cloud

Market research firm Gartner predicts that 50 percent of companies will have hybrid clouds in 2017, a percentage that will certainly increase in the following years. Although the design of the processes of many businesses includes cloud solutions, few deployments are ‘only cloud’, and this trend is unlikely to change.

Normally it is very complex to migrate all existing systems of a company to the cloud, so the hybrid cloud offers an intermediate solution that combines the best of the cloud and on-premise world.


Growth in cloud market

There is no doubt that cloud computing will dominate the technology landscape in the coming years. It is easy to find different analysts predictions about what the size of this market. There is unified opinion that business spending on the cloud infrastructure will grow in two digits until 2020 while investment in non-cloud infrastructure will decrease steadily.

Within the next four years, investment in cloud services exceeds investment in traditional systems. And, most remarkable, about 40 percent of this investment will come from small and medium enterprises, which will use cloud services to compete with big business but without incurring costs, thanks to the scalability of such services.

More and more applications developed for the cloud

Increasingly developers think their applications can directly evolve in the cloud in SaaS mode. According to Gartner, 20 percent of all income market applications in the world has already generated SaaS applications last year. And not only applications but also marketplaces, developing APIs, SDN, etc. are being developed taking cloud in mind.

Increasingly XaaS

For years, we have the concept of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc. But in future what we will discuss is the XaaS (Everything as a service), which means something like “anything as a service”. Microsoft is developing Windows 10 operating system as “Desktop-as-a-Service”.

In the same way, the cloud is democratizing, security is also democratizing data processing capacity and information management. So all those activities that require costly technology infrastructure and process large volumes of data, handle complex graphics, etc. will be brought to the cloud and services will lead to BDaaS (Big data as a Service), GaaS (Graphics as a Service), DaaS (Desktop as a Service …) and many other things.

Cloud will no longer be called cloud

It will surely be the most accurate: in 2020, the term cloud virtually disappears from our lexicon. It will no longer be synonymous with innovation and differentiation as now because all the new technology will be based on the cloud and will be considered a basic service.

Elastic Hosting for Your Business – Agile, Performance, and Reliable

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DedicatedSolutions managed cloud services are specifically geared to the performance and security requirements of critical business and Web applications. Based on a highly scalable Data Centre platform, we take over the management of your environment, whether infrastructure, operating system or applications and ensure the highest agility and performance while reliability and data security.

The future-proof Managed Cloud Solutions by DedicatedSolutions is designed specifically to the safety and performance requirements of business customers. They combine a scalable, shared infrastructure service model of our Managed Hosting. These range from Hosting infrastructure services through the self-management virtual hosting environment in the Virtual Data Centre to the operation of the entire application by DedicatedSolutions with the Managed Hosting Service.

  • Ultramodern, scalable Infrastructure platform
  • Competitive advantage through agile deployment
  • Installation, maintenance and monitoring of the entire application environment on the Data Centre platform
  • Integrated SLAs
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  • Flexible business model with stable processes
  • Fast implementation of individual requirements

How we work

Our solution architects and account managers work closely with you to design the optimal solution for your needs. We vote with your IT managers and developers to enable an agile deployment using the latest automation tools.

We install and configure your hosted application environment, according to the defined requirements. We work together with your application experts to implement the agreed concept of operation and deployment model and create the necessary operational documentation.

We operate and monitor for the live environment and take over the complete management of all components of the applications to ensure the highest possible availability and security. Finally, we work together with you to continuously optimize your environment so that you can always respond quickly to new requirements.

Our managed cloud operation helps you to:

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  • Free your team of operational tasks, so that it can focus on growing your business.

It enables IT professionals and developers to focus on the creation and maintenance of applications that provide a competitive advantage for the company. Other benefits include rapid iteration and effortless adding new features and making changes. So you can respond immediately to changing business conditions.

DedicatedSolutions provides cloud infrastructure services on demand, simplify the creation and scaling of applications. Moreover, these services are designed to meet the usual corporate requirements in terms of security, governance and data ownership.