Forrester Report: Cloud Predictions 2017

Why Read This Report

Cloud computing has been one of the most exciting and disruptive forces in the tech market in the past decade. The cloud market will accelerate faster in 2017 as enterprises around the world look to the cloud to power their core business systems in addition to their customer facing applications.

Forrester’s report outlines the 10 key factors that will shape the cloud computing landscape in 2017 and advises infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders on how to respond. Some key takeaways include:

  • Get your private cloud platform and software strategy in shape in 2017
    New hyperconverged infrastructure platforms and simpler private cloud management tools will help enterprises avoid private cloud failures and deliver true cloud benefits on-premises.


  • Enterprise-grade security, networking, and container solutions expand in 2017
    Enterprises use multiple clouds today, and they’ll use even more in 2017, exacerbating your cloud management challenges. Plan to take specific steps to secure cloud workloads, orchestrate services, improve hybrid cloud networking, and include new container platforms in your cloud portfolio


  • Regional and industry-specific innovations drive SaaS And cloud platform evolutions
    One size doesn’t fit all. From software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to regional public cloud platform providers, vendors seek geographic and industry specialization to serve local markets and drive cloud adoption. While the megaclouds set the pace, don’t ignore regional players.

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