There are several trends in the cloud market that service providers and telcos must embrace; calling for an alignment of business strategy. Here are three of these trends:
This approach means companies can pick and mix private and public clouds, place workloads in the cloud based on how well they fit, share workloads on multiple public clouds and scale up or down as needed. Our view is that hybrid cloud is a means to moving all workloads eventually to the cloud. You can see our thoughts here. Business Cloud News suggests that hybrid cloud has been held back to date, but that a “strong backing for open application programming interfaces (APIs) and multi-cloud orchestration platforms is making it far easier to integrate cloud services and on-premise workloads alike. As a result, we will continue to see hybrid cloud dominate the conversation.”
We asked our in-house Flexiant cloud experts what they expect to see from cloud computing in 2016. Here are some of our thoughts.
1. Containers become mainstream
In 2016, enterprises will embrace containers and start shifting production workloads onto them. They’ll also start more projects to “containerize” their legacy apps with similar enthusiasm as when they visualized their legacy apps from bare metal.
A hypervisor is one of two main ways to segment a physical machine into multiple virtual machines; the other significant method is to use containers. A hypervisor segments the hardware by allowing multiple guest operating systems to run on top of it. In a container system, the host operating is itself divided into multiple containers, each running a virtual machine. Each virtual machine thus not only shares a single type of operating system, but also a single instance of an operating system (or at least a single instance of a kernel).