Cloud News of the Week

Cloud News of the Week – February 21, 2017

2017: the year when hybrid clouds enter the mainstream


By Peter Grimmond

We’ve been talking about the cloud for some years now and, while we may look back at 2016 as a year of growing enterprise cloud adoption, 2017 is likely to be the year when hybrid clouds really enter the mainstream. Cloud is no longer “optional” for enterprises looking to remain competitive: with businesses demanding ever-greater agility from their IT functions and with data growth continuing to explode at an alarming rate, more and more IT departments are looking to move critical IT services to a combination of private and public cloud.

Cloud is crucial for development


By Manek Dubash

Survey after survey has revealed that, despite torrents of digital opportunities, enterprises are experiencing threats to both business success and the credibility of their IT organisations because they struggle to respond to those opportunities quickly enough. A solution to this existential dilemma exists — in the cloud.

The ‘torchbearer CIO’ and how hybrid IT continues to fuel digital transformation


By David H Deans

Information technology advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before.
So, how are savvy CIOs leading this transition?

Top Hybrid Cloud trends to watch out for in 2017


Over the last year, the role of hybrid cloud has grown in importance; an ever-increasing number of organisations are realising that there is no singular universal IT solution, and that to meet the needs of all its stakeholders, internally and externally, they must embrace a variety of different technologies.
Organisations are turning to managed services to assure application performance in hybrid clouds.

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