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Cloud Computing in India – Present and Future Trends

Cloud Computing in India – Present and Future Trends
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The trends in Cloud Computing has immensely transformed the Information Technology market and the digital value chain in 2016. India is impacted by this trend in the most progressive way, with cloud rapidly altering the IT landscape and companies allocating huge shares of their revenues for upcoming cloud innovations. Top industry leaders state that enterprises unwilling to migrate to cloud are at great risk of losing opportunities that speed up processes and improve business outcomes.

In India, Cloud Computing will sky rocket and stay for long. Here are few numbers to prove this right.

  • According to a report by Gartner, Cloud Computing will take the major share of investments in 2017.
  • A survey by Veritas states that over 70 percent of enterprises has the opinion that cloud is no more ‘optional’ for companies to remain competitive.
  • Gartner report says that India IT spent has increased to a whopping $71 Billion in 2016 that is six percent increase from 2015.

Along with the numbers, the frenzy about Cloud Computing in India is to be accounted for cloud to be a sure-shot performer.

Rise of Cloud Applications

2016 has seen a gamut of cloud applications and more applications will rise in 2017. Companies, small, medium, and big have already invested a great deal of their IT spend on cloud applications and these numbers are expected to grow exponentially in the following year. IT developers in most organizations are streamlined to focus on cloud based services. According to a study by Forrester Research, almost 79 percent of Indian companies (who responded to the study) have a cloud related initiative in place within the organization and are planning to implement cloud as a service in the coming year.

Demand for Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud is a Cloud Computing environment that uses a mix of private cloud and third party, public cloud services with the right composition between the two platforms. By allowing data to travel between the private and public clouds, hybrid cloud offers great flexibility and better data deployment options. The hybrid strategy also proves of help when it comes to demanding projects and brining in solutions to various requirements of every functional application.

Transitions with Containers

Containers are specially designed tools that help developers manage software code, specifically for the code deployed on cloud. Forrester Research foresees Linux containers to be the most sought after private and public clouds. Linux containers would be utilized by developers for creating new stacks to help with micro-services development. Companies need to weigh their odds with private and public cloud based on their utilization, as containers could be a challenge in terms of security, monitoring, storage and network.

IT strategists recommend all organizations to adopt to a hybrid-IT approach, and invest in private and public cloud to comfortably adapt with change. Unquestionably, India has the capability and the human intellect to become the global hub for Cloud Computing. The future of Cloud Computing seems bright in India with great career opportunities
Edition: March 2017

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