1. According to Gartner, the cloud is here, and it is accelerating globally. Based on their forecast for 2011-2017, Gartner expects adoption to hit $250 billion by 2017

2. According to RightScale 2015 State of the Cloud Report :

  • 68 percent of enterprises run less than a fifth of their application portfolios in the cloud. Meaning there is still plenty of headroom for more cloud workloads
  • Although public cloud leads in the number of organizations adopting, among larger enterprises, private cloud leads in the number of workloads being run
  • 82 percent of enterprises have a Hybrid cloud strategy, up from 74 percent in 2014

3. Cloud computing’s service delivery models–IaaS, PaaS are evolving

  • “In 2016, we will see the largest movement in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The underlying servers, databases and networks that made up your datacenter can be moved to the public cloud very effectively.” says Aaron Newman, COO of CloudCheckr
  • Cisco is predicting that by 2018, 13% of total cloud workloads will be Platform as a Service(PaaS) workloads

4. Internet of Things (IoT) to go hand-in-hand with Cloud

Integration of IoT with Cloud Computing provides backend solution for processing huge data streams while facing the challenges of everything to be connected with seamless networks.

  • 55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud
  • 26% of IoT developers most associate cloud computing with the Internet of Things and are 3 times more likely to use the Cloud as a development environment

[Source: Internet of Things Study 2015, Volume I by Evans Data Corporation]

5. In a survey done by the MSP- NetEnrich released on the month of December 2015, examined 200 IT execs in mid-market and large companies in the U.S and found that:

  • 42 percent of respondents feel their internal teams don’t have the expertise and/or resources to migrate applications to cloud
  • 39 percent may not be leveraging cloud to its fullest as they reported not having the ability to optimize cloud deployments for cost and performance
  • 38 percent of respondents said they see Shadow IT as a risk for security threats

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