Our enterprise survey research shows a clear trend toward cloud-based workload deployment (on-premises private cloud, hosted private cloud, IaaS and SaaS), rising from 45% today to 60% by 2019. At the same time, organizations anticipate that a slim majority of enterprise workloads will run in off-premises IT environments by 2019, and more than one-third of all workloads will operate in public cloud environments.
Although workload distribution across deployment venues is edging toward cloud environments, our research shows that overall spending on in-house infrastructure and resources is holding steady. Enterprise IT environments will evolve over the next few years as organizations shift and modernize existing workloads and develop net new applications built for – and in – the cloud. This transition offers IT service providers and technology vendors the opportunity to position themselves as strategic partners and trusted advisors to organizations looking to implement 'right mix' workload placement strategies, develop dynamic workload optimization approaches and tap into third-party infrastructure/application management for evolving IT environments.
Our VotE: Cloud Transformation, Workloads and Key Projects survey, conducted in March and April 2017, includes more than 700 completed surveys from IT decision-makers about cloud adoption, application workloads and technologies.