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CommVault 2015 Predictions – Goodbye VM sprawl, hello hybrid cloud and analytics


Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this series exclusive.

Contributed article by Robbie Wright, Senior Product Marketing Manager, CommVault

Goodbye VM sprawl, hello hybrid cloud and analytics

As we near the end of 2014, we're excited to see what 2015 brings, especially when thinking about virtualization and data management.

Last year, we predicted that applications, VM sprawl and the race between the private verse public cloud would be key areas of focus, and we certainly think many parts came true, but 2015 will bring increased attention on the "what's next" aspect for these topics.

Here are some of our predictions for what 2015 will bring:

Hybrid cloud environments will become the norm

Last year, we predicted that the rise of public cloud options would be a big trend, but next year, we foresee a jump in hybrid cloud environments. Why the combination? Gone are the "cloud brokerages" of yesterday, and today, organizations are turning to cloud management tools that help create a uniform interface for managing both internal and external resources. Further, cloud architects don't particularly care about where their data lives, so tools will arise that can adapt to any data location or type.

VM sprawl issues will disappear

Virtual machine sprawl was certainly a big talking point in 2014, as many IT departments were dealing with growing virtual environments without having a strategy around sprawl and retirement. We've come a long way this year, and in 2015, we predict VM sprawl solutions will be even more evident for IT managers and administrators. These groups can now easily take more actions to remedy VM sprawl to reclaim and redeploy resources.

All about the analytics

Your company's data is in the cloud and VM sprawl headaches are gone. Now what? In 2015, analytics will become a big focus as companies will begin to discover they need a way to comprehensively view all the data living in their environments - spanning physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure. Luckily, there's a solution. A backup tool. Backup solutions touch all applications across an environment, and can be the platform of choice to gain better business insights. Businesses have made the initial steps to organize data, but in 2015, will start thinking about how to truly modernize their data management strategies through analytics.

There's lots to look forward to in 2015, and we're excited to see the rise of the hybrid cloud, the demise of VM sprawl and the growth of analytics to modernize data environments. 


About the Author

Robbie Wright is Senior Product Marketing Manager for CommVault. In this role, Robbie focuses on Server Virtualization and Cloud solutions and is a veteran in the storage, virtualization, and cloud market for more than 10 years. With former roles at both Dell and Rackspace, he has extensive experience with VMware, Hyper-V, and OpenStack, and is a frequent contributor to many types of social media. Robbie holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:30 AM by David Marshall
@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 6:55 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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