What to expect from cloud computing in 2017


“Enterprises with big budgets, data centres, and complex applications are now looking at cloud as a viable place to run core business applications.” –

Dave Bartoletti, Forrester Analyst

Over the last 5 years, cloud computing has helped many enterprises transform the way they go about IT. In a new Forrester Research report, it is predicted that the cloud market will accelerate faster in 2017 with enterprises striving to improve efficiencies.

Following on from this, the cloud market is rising rapidly in both usage and significance. Cisco released a report that stated that more than 83% of all data centre traffic will be based in the cloud within the next three years.

In 2013, Garner predicted that by 2017 50% of enterprises would be using hybrid cloud – with this assumption in sight it is evident that cloud computing will go on to explode in 2017.

So, what can we expect from cloud computing in 2017?


The Forrester report also suggested that migration to the cloud is going to become easier thanks to ‘lift and shift’ tools. To fully take advantage of applications within the cloud, enterprises need to consider completely rewriting them. This will allow for full elasticity with apps in the cloud environment.


A major benefit of cloud computing is the ability to save adopters a lot of money. Cloud computing offers a scalable kit with pay-per-user pricing, allowing enterprises to chop and choose what kit they need in line with how much they want to spend.

In 2017, IT executives will get better at containing cloud costs as their best practices mature. Bartoletti stated that a cloud architect for a large software company shaved $300,000 off of a $2.5 million cloud bill. How? By monitoring consumption.

“There’s no reason in 2017 for your cloud costs to grow out of control.”


The Forrester report also suggested that during 2017, the big players in the cloud computing scene could be overthrown by regional cloud service providers offering a more unique, user-friendly service.

It is thought that these big players would not be able to complete all queries and issues that arise through customer’s experience. This will result in smaller regional players seeing an increase in adoption during 2017 as cloud users need the reassurance they have a reliable customer experience if issues were to occur.

So why not convert to the cloud for 2017? Contact us today for a free demo and to find out more about how cloud computing will benefit your business.

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