In 2019, cloud computing has firmly evolved into an established and expected approach to enterprise IT, rather than a steadily growing innovation. Businesses have embraced the cloud to achieve greater efficiency across their IT infrastructure, unlocking the ability to transform business processes quickly, efficiently, and affordably.
Experts forecast that 84% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, and research firms expect the worldwide public cloud service market to grow 17.5% in 2019, to a total of $214.3 billion.
In fact, leading corporations Microsoft Azure and AT&T recently announced an extensive multiyear alliance that will enable AT&T to become a "public cloud first" company, further highlighting the growth of public cloud innovation.
Our infographic introduces the top challenges in enterprise cloud in 2019, and makes clear the core expectations, trends, and concerns in cloud, acknowledged by leading cloud thought-leaders and enterprise organizations:
Greater Demand for Cloud Expertise
The transition away from legacy IT infrastructure has created increasing demands for deeper cloud expertise and meaningful cloud control within enterprise organizations. In reality, while the cloud has proven a successful approach to unlocking innovation, it proves unfruitful without meaningful control, visibility, and cost optimization of IT infrastructure.
Surface-level Cloud Management Isn't Enough
Higher spend, shadow IT, and lack of internal cloud skills can create barriers towards building optimal cloud environments, and enterprise cloud migration can easily become inefficient, causing costs to skyrocket.
To tackle this, greater focus on cloud management and cloud skills within organizations, or from independent cloud experts, enables businesses to optimize their cloud environment.
To help you find the right tools for managing your cloud environment, Gartner has produced a report full of guidance. Highlighting the key challenges and features of IaaS solutions, this independent guide is your first step towards effective cloud budget management.