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Interxion 2019 Predictions: Strategies for the Enterprise Cloud

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.  Read them in this 11th annual series exclusive.

Contributed by Bill Fenick, Vice President, Enterprise for Interxion

Strategies for the Enterprise Cloud

As enterprises undergo digital transformation, they have relied heavily on the cloud to drive their progress towards greater digitalization. Just this past year, we saw major cloud platforms transform how enterprises leverage and distribute both existing and new technology. Further, an increasing amount of companies have begun to explore hybrid and multi-cloud strategies to determine whether these approaches can help their organization fulfill its unique business needs.

In 2019, we will see the continued use of enterprise cloud strategies to drive digital transformation and help businesses get a leg up on their competition. But what exactly will this look like and how will it play out over the coming year? Let's take a look at the most promising enterprise cloud trends I expect we'll see in 2019.

1.       Enterprises will be smarter about the cloud

The cloud has quickly become a mainstay in the enterprise. However, early on, many businesses dove in to the cloud head first, and quickly realized that not only are not all apps meant to be reengineered for the cloud, but even a lift and shift approach doesn't always work. Because of this, in 2019, I believe that while enterprises will continue to adopt cloud in a more ferocious way, they'll do it with a better layer of intelligence on top.

2.       Artificial Intelligence will drive cloud adoption

As companies increasingly integrate a variety of AI-driven technologies across voice, vision, language and machine learning in order to transform their businesses and get the competitive edge in 2019, I believe it will be critical for them to leverage cloud technologies as a matter of course.

3.       Location is becoming more important to enterprises

Today's enterprises have the need for speed. Regardless of it being application to application or application to end user, businesses need data to move faster than ever before. As a result, in 2019 I expect enterprises to pay closer attention to the location of their data, whether that's the location in proximity to other data sources including the cloud, or geographic location.

As these trends come to fruition over the next year, businesses will be able to take full advantage of them through the use of data centers like Interxion's as they provide interconnectivity to the cloud and connectivity providers that will help them meet their needs.


About the Author

Bill Fenick, Vice President, Enterprise for Interxion


Bill has over 25+ years of financial services and enterprise experience in a variety of strategy, sales and marketing roles at Tibco Inc. and Thomson Reuters.

Before joining Interxion in September 2013, Bill drove business development for Elektron Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, where he drew on his successful track record in developing and marketing services for data distribution technology, managed services, co-location and hosting in the global marketplace. Prior to starting in the financial services industry, Bill was a lecturer at the University of Vienna and held a post-doctoral post at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Bill holds a PhD from University of Vienna, an MA from Webster University in Vienna and a BA from UCLA.
Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:29 AM by David Marshall
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