Hybrid cloud investment trends for CIOs to plan in 2015

IDC says more than 65 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016.

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

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

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

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

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# 60 percent of SaaS applications will leverage new function-driven, micro-priced IaaS capabilities by 2018, adding innovation to a “commodity” service.

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

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

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

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

“IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-also and cloud-first strategies and 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,” said Robert Mahowald, program vice president, IDC SaaS & Cloud Software research practice.

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