Want to know what trends are set to shape Infrastructure-as-a-Service in 2020? – Done.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) remains one of the fastest-growing cloud solutions on the market.
Gartner’s recently released statistics show an industry that grew by 31.3% in 2018 to a total revenue of $32.4 billion. Its flexibility, scalability and feature-rich technology stack has made it a powerful weapon in the business arsenal, giving it the ability to shift gears on demand. It is also a stable and reliable platform from which the business can expand into new markets, reshape its understanding of data and insights, and invest in emergent technologies that deliver the competitive edge.
Over the next year, IaaS is likely to continue its steady growth trajectory, providing organisations with precisely the tools they need to juggle the multiple balls of business, process and markets.
Here are some of the trends stacking up to lead the way in 2020:
1. Security leads the conversation
There should be no decision made today without security at the forefront of the conversation. From SAP to AWS to every solution in between, security is the door that has to remain firmly locked. This pressure is not only coming from compliance and regulation pressure – GDPR and POPIA just two of the most common conversation starters – but from the boardroom. Companies that put security at risk are putting their future at risk.
2. Agility is for everyone
The network is the foundation of any investment into cloud and an agile network is what makes the difference between one that can thrive with IaaS and one that cannot. In 2018, Gartner put network agility as one of the leading trends for 2019 and this has not changed as we move into 2020. The network has to not only be agile, but it has to be capable of handling the increased loads and demands placed on it by emergent technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and the Internet of Things.
3. It’s the year of the workload
Over the past year, there has been a growing trend towards workloads living in the cloud and it’s very likely that this will continue to grow in popularity in 2020. The leading providers in this space are Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, SAP and IBM, providing extensive services and cloud infrastructure solutions that allow the enterprise to scale and customise on demand.
4. Digital remains an imperative
Digital transformation, digitalisation, and digital renovation are all key to the success of the enterprise in 2020. Cloud computing adoption is being driven by transformation (and by emergent technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. All these factors are combining to catalyse investment into IaaS using reliable and trusted service providers and solutions. The next year will see the market provide increasingly mature offerings that blend the capabilities of leading service providers into cohesive IaaS solutions.
ETZ Global works with the market leaders in IaaS solution development and integration.
We work with enterprises to develop from SAP, AWS and Microsoft that leverage their inherent security and capability and that allow for the business to evolve its infrastructure to meet the demands placed on it by market and economy.