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8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016

While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
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Hybrid Clouds Become The Next-Gen Infrastructure Foundation

While hybrid clouds saw tremendous adoption rates in the enterprise this year, in 2016 hybrid will become the new normal for enterprise infrastructures. Gartner's Ed Anderson recently said, 'I start to think of a multi-cloud environment as a foundation for a next wave of applications.' I tend to agree.

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Hybrid Clouds Become The Next-Gen Infrastructure Foundation

While hybrid clouds saw tremendous adoption rates in the enterprise this year, in 2016 hybrid will become the new normal for enterprise infrastructures. Gartner's Ed Anderson recently said, "I start to think of a multi-cloud environment as a foundation for a next wave of applications." I tend to agree.

(Image: Hermann)

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Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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12/23/2015 | 6:00:11 PM
Can't containers run on their own in the cloud?
Yes, on number 6, containers are becoming mainstream in the cloud, but it's not clear to me that they have to run in a vritual machine, In the mainstream cloud, that's what they're doing. And I think we want to get to the point where containers run with proper isolation on their own, without a virtual machine. That's the way Google does it for internal operations, and we all like the speed of Google Search.
Stratustician
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12/23/2015 | 8:01:45 PM
Spot on!
Great article! i think you absolutely nailed the key things we should see in 2016.  What do you think about Software Defined Networking, especially now with VMware's NSX creeping into more environments?

I am also hoping to see more security spend, or at least more focus on security.  I find it's still often sacrificed for budget, so your suggestion that many will move data to offsite storage will not only help stretch the security budget, but also help accomodating the exponential growth of data at the same time will hopefully get more companies thinking about security from a more strategic point of view rather than a means to check off audit boxes.

 
nasimson
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12/26/2015 | 1:27:55 PM
I have a 9th one
In 2016 a notable cloud disaster would happen with a famous enough brand. This would give a fresh dose of skepticism to cloud critics. Why do I see such a thing happening? Because such a thing has been happening almost every year.
Gigi3
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12/28/2015 | 4:01:59 AM
Re: I have a 9th one
"In 2016 a notable cloud disaster would happen with a famous enough brand. This would give a fresh dose of skepticism to cloud critics. Why do I see such a thing happening? Because such a thing has been happening almost every year."

Nasimson, be positive. If such things are happening, its going to be a learning curve for other service providers too.
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