When a big name in the tech industry, like Gartner, says something, IT leaders can’t help but lend ear to it. Over the years, the overall assessments made by the company regarding the Cloud Computing industry have been quite accurate.
When Cloud powered services and solutions first made their way into the market, these solutions were perceived as a “supplement” to on-premise infrastructures and data centers. Hardly any notable enterprise was initially prepared for “full on cloud”.
Over the years however, this whole perception about Cloud Computing, and cloud solution providers has completely transformed. Now, cloud powered services and solutions are presenting themselves as a truly viable alternative to the on-premise options out there.
This journey of cloud solutions, from merely a supplemental proposition, to a fully matured alternative to on-premise data centers has been one of innovation and perseverance. Leading Cloud Service Providers (CSP) delivered on security, costs and compliance.
Enterprises Go Full Blown Cloud First
According to some of the leading analysts at Gartner, enterprises across the globe are pivoting towards a “cloud first” strategy. What this means for enterprise workloads is that their first preference for deployment will be the Cloud, not on-premise.
The research giant has forecast that by the year 2025, an overwhelming majority of 85% enterprises will have a cloud first strategy in place. While this was not something out of the ordinary, the sheer timeline of this transformative change is very remarkable.
The global pandemic has largely acted as a catalyst for the rapid proliferation of cloud services and solutions. Many analysts in the tech industry believe we have attained digital transformation worth nearly a decade, in a span of just two odd years.
Gartner has further anticipated that 95% of new enterprise workloads will be deployed either directly over the Cloud, over on platforms that are themselves residing over the Cloud. Right now, this ratio stands at a modest 30%.
The Impact of Cloud Adoption on Enterprise Apps
It is but natural that when the core enterprise operations and processes will be moving towards the Cloud, applications will also follow suit. This is exactly what is being anticipated by Gartner over the years to come.
Instead of developing enterprise applications as a monolithic chunk of code, which cannot be used interchangeably elsewhere, apps will now be developed in smaller and inter-usable chunks. This is exactly the area from where the concept of micro services is emerging.
Consider the development process for the business applications of the future akin to an automobile’s assembly process. The other drastic shift in app development will be that these initiatives will be led by the actual users of these apps, not just developers.
As a result, we are slowly but surely moving towards a low or no-code development process for enterprise and business applications. It is expected that by the year 2025, the percentage of low / no-code business apps will be a healthy 70%.
Until the year 2020, the ratio of low / no-code apps to the overall applications deployed was a modest 25%. This does not imply that the role of app developers will be completely abolished. Their skills will be instrumental in integrating and managing these apps.
The Rise of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
Lastly, Gartner has anticipated a sharp rise in the demand for SASE infrastructures. Due to the sharp rise in the trend of remote work, power users that require access to enterprise applications running heavy workloads faced a deteriorated user experience.
This gap in end user experience, attributable to the current mass scale remote work, will be remediated by SASE infrastructures. These SASE deployments will work in tandem with Cloud services, and supplement mass scale remote workloads.
During the year 2021, it is expected that the size of the global SASE market will be somewhere around US $4.8 Billion, when it draws to a close. During 2022, the size of the global SASE market is expected to reach US $6.8 Billion.
Enterprises are now viewing the Cloud as a reliable and bankable alternative to on-premise data centers as well as IT infrastructures. So, we expect an overwhelming majority of enterprises to adopt a cloud first approach, over the next two to three years.
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