Soon we’ll be going into a new year and many of you, our partners, will be wondering what's in store for you. No doubt you’ll be pretty confident, and with good reason - 2018 is set to be a positive year for cloud computing, as well as one with many changes.
For a while now, more and more companies have been getting some sort of cloud service, from portable desktops to IAAS, but now we’re getting to the point where companies are looking to create an all-cloud environment. This means more companies investing in different cloud services or expanding contracts with their existing providers, so don’t forget to pay attention to your current clients.
Variety is good, and many is better than one. Perhaps it’s not surprising then that as we go into 2018, businesses are increasingly looking to leverage multiple clouds from different vendors in one portfolio. In fact, IDC predicts that over 85% of enterprise IT organisations will commit to multi-cloud architectures by 2018. This means that they can look for a bespoke solution and you, the GoCloud partner, can focus on adding your offering to their portfolio.
The flexibility, scalability and all-round accessibility of GoCloud make it a great option for those wanting to combine multiple solutions in their search for the ideal cloud infrastructure.
Mark Okerstrom, Expedia’s CEO, recently delivered a keynote speech to the AWS re:Invent audience. His main announcement involved the large firm’s plans to cut back on its data centres and run 80% of its mission-critical apps from the cloud within two to three years.
Okerstrom is in the process of spending more than $100 million a year to swap out 45,000 servers, which will benefit from the resiliency, bespoke optimisation, personalisation and performance of the cloud. That’s just a drop in the multi-billion dollar pond of cloud computing in 2018.
A fair few cloud services have come and gone (most notably the latter) that offered "a whole new way of working" and asked customers to essentially change the way they operate, so that the companies behind the services don’t have to. These suppliers are in decline and being replaced with competitors whose offerings fit seamlessly into legacy IT systems and existing ways of working.
In the words of Paul Stephenson, Principle Systems Engineer at OVH US: “Most companies have a legacy IT department and they can’t just change the business and systems to operate only on public cloud services.“
That’s why your customers want legacy-compatible cloud solutions like the ones offered by GoCloud. So partners, remember to emphasise how seamless the move will be.
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