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Gartner: By 2020, “No-Cloud” Policy Like Today’s “No-Internet” Policy

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Gartner recently put out a press release that is quite memorable. It begins with: “By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today.”

While I personally have never encountered a company that has such a success-hindering policy, I’m sure there are companies out there who are ultra-slow adopters, especially in heavily-regulated industries. Gartner’s press release reiterates that companies will continue to deploy software in a mixed fashion, but will increasingly choose the cloud as the first option. A hybrid use of the cloud will be most common in the coming years.

The research and advisory company also made a few other bold predictions for the cloud:

By 2019, more than 30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.

By 2020, more compute power will have been sold by IaaS and PaaS cloud providers than sold and deployed into enterprise data centers.

You can read the entire press release here.

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