IDC Reveals Cloud Predictions for 2015

75% of IaaS provider offerings will be redesigned, rebranded, or phased out in the next 12-24 months

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2015 Predictions Web conference, which highlighted the predictions based on a new IDC FutureScape report. The Predictions Web conference series and accompanying IDC FutureScape reports are designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. An audio replay of today's web conference will be available this afternoon. To access the replay, please visit: http://bit.ly/IDCCloudFutureScape2015.

The predictions from the IDC FutureScape for Cloud are:

1. More than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations.

2. By 2017, 20% of enterprises will see enough value in community-driven open source standards/frameworks to adopt them strategically.

3. By 2017, 25% of IT organizations will formally support a "consumer tier" to allow workers to develop their own personal automation.

4. By 2017, IT buyers will actively channel 20% of their IT budgets through industry clouds to enable flexible collaboration, information sharing, and commerce.

5. By 2016, more than 50% of enterprise IT organizations building hybrid clouds will purchase new or updated workload-aware cloud management solutions.

6. 60% of SaaS applications will leverage new function-driven, micro-priced IaaS capabilities by 2018, adding innovation to a "commodity" service.

7. By 2015, 65% of the selection criteria for enterprise cloud workloads in global IT markets will be shaped by efforts to comply with data privacy legislation.

8. 75% of IaaS provider offerings will be redesigned, rebranded, or phased out in the next 12-24 months.

9. By 2016, there will be an 11% shift of IT budget away from traditional in-house IT delivery, towards various versions of cloud as a new delivery model.

10. By 2017, 35% of new applications will use cloud-enabled continuous delivery and DevOps lifecycles for faster rollout of new features and business innovation.

According to Robert Mahowald, Program Vice President, IDC SaaS & Cloud Software research practice, "Digitization and transformation to virtualized, on-demand provider-based services are driving very rapid internal IT change. IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-also and cloud-first strategies and nearly all are reconsidering their IT best practices to embrace hybrid cloud construction and operations, secure data management, end-to-end governance, updated IT skills, and improved multi-vendor sourcing. The dynamics we've discussed in this IDC FutureScape, and our recommendations, should be a foundation for how enterprise-class IT organizations think about managing their transformation."

The IDC FutureScape report that this Web conference is based on will be published and available within the next 24 hours. To learn more about IDC Predictions and IDC FutureScapes, please visit: www.idc.com/research/Predictions15.

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact insights@idc.com; reporters should email sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC Predictions

A hallmark of IDC's offering for three decades, the annual Top 10 Predictions reports provide our outlook on the IT market, across industries, in the coming year. During the next 90 days, IDC will publish Top 10 Predictions documents for 2015. Please visit www.idc.com/research/Predictions15 for a complete listing.

About IDC FutureScape

IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape IT strategy and planning for the enterprise by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of decision imperatives designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three-year business planning cycle.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

Contacts

IDC
Heather Hargraves, 508-935-4162
Senior Marketing Specialist
hhargraves@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Partner
sarah@attunecommunications.com

Release Summary

IDC today hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2015 Predictions Web conference, which highlighted the predictions based on a new IDC FutureScape report.

Contacts

IDC
Heather Hargraves, 508-935-4162
Senior Marketing Specialist
hhargraves@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Partner
sarah@attunecommunications.com