everythingpossible - Fotolia

Evaluate Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

2015 marks a transition for enterprise cloud computing

In this podcast, William Toll, VP of ProfitBricks, discusses how enterprise cloud computing has moved beyond first-generation cloud performance issues.

It wasn't that long ago that cloud computing suffered from performance, reliability and scalability problems. In this discussion, William Toll, vice president of ProfitBricks, observes that even in 2015, 85% of applications still reside on-premises in the world's 8.6 million data centers. In the cloud's early days, moving an application to the cloud meant adapting it, a huge challenge for corporations with thousands of applications. Many simply could not run in a first-generation cloud.

In 2015, Toll notes that worries about cloud Infrastructure as a Service security are beginning to lessen. C-level executives who once saw the cloud only as a way to save money now recognize it as a business expansion platform and are moving quickly to implement new business processes to capitalize on the possibilities. In 2014, Toll says that IT budgets started coming back after the recession of 2008-09 and that executives can now work with IT regarding the shift from capital expenditure to operational expenditure that comes with cloud computing. Many companies see their path forward as being relevant through technology, whether it is new offerings or Internet of Things innovations.

Toll also discusses the shortage of people with cloud expertise, how it affects corporations and how to meet this challenge. First generation cloud platforms are complicated to use. Second-generation clouds are more flexible in their architecture and in their ability to replicate what IT has on-premises -- even private IP addresses that reflect on-premises.

In the next year, Toll says mid-size companies will start to migrate more applications to the cloud. ProfitBricks offers a visual data center management tool, the Data Center Designer, that will feel familiar to users of Visio. It enables designers to drag and drop servers and storage, and visualize data center rules.

Next Steps

How does the enterprise work with open source cloud computing?

The planning phases of enterprise cloud computing

This was last published in July 2015

Dig Deeper on Cloud data integration and application integration

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Join the conversation

2 comments

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

What do you think about the enterprise cloud computing market?
Cancel
I listened to the audio, one of the guys was putting across that everything will move to the cloud, this is simply not true. The cloud is only suitable for certain things, not everything.
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchAWS

TheServerSide

SearchFinancialApplications

SearchBusinessAnalytics

SearchCRM

SearchSalesforce

Close