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Infosys 2016 Predictions: Rebuilding the Cloud in 2016

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2016.  Read them in this 8th Annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed by Samson David, Senior Vice President and the Global Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Security, Infosys

Rebuilding the Cloud in 2016

The great paradox with the cloud is that its association with easier access and scalability is still synonymous with siloed data and disparate systems. Businesses are plagued with disconnected technologies and are starting to realize the root of their issues stems from the design and implementation phase of their infrastructure.

But in order to reap the benefits of a cloud ecosystem, organizations must undergo a major transformation. Next year this transformation will spotlight hybrid cloud, security and platform independence from the initial stages of development:

The significant challenge of making hybrid cloud a reality

Without the heavy uplift of people, process and technology across architecture, governance and service management, a hybrid cloud ecosystem will only bring a fragmented IT process within an enterprise. Businesses will have to make a concentrated effort on integration, policy standardization, operations, cross-provider provisioning and end-user empowerment to implement a successful hybrid strategy.

Backup and recovery will become synonymous with security

With the explosive growth of structured and unstructured data, improving backup and recovery time will be a big hurdle for the enterprise. Vendors will rely on automated tiered solutions and data de-duplication to address the challenges of heterogeneity of technology. Encrypted data backups and agentless cloud-based replication will become the norm for data security.

Applications will break free from on-prem restrictions

As all data inevitably moves to the cloud, applications will need to be cloud-ready and platform independent in 2016. On-premise will stay behind in 2015, as businesses adopt flexible and scalable solutions that are supported through multiple application technology platforms.

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About the Author

Samson David, Senior Vice President and the Global Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Security, Infosys

Samson David is the Senior Vice President and the Global Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Security at Infosys. Samson works closely with global 2000 clients to help define and build their cloud and infrastructure strategies and run end-to-end IT operations. He is also on the board of the ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance).

 

Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:57 AM by David Marshall
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