(The Hosting News) – The year 2016 is set to be a big one for cloud computing, at least according to a report from Gartner Research unveiled on Thursday.
The organization noted that cloud computing would become “the bulk of new IT spend” by 2016 as organizations transition away from private cloud and towards hybrid cloud solutions.
Gartner predicted that half of large enterprises would have hybrid cloud deployments in place by the succeeding year, 2017.
“Overall, there are very real trends toward cloud platforms, and also toward massively scalable processing. Virtualization, service orientation and the Internet have converged to sponsor a phenomenon that enables individuals and businesses to choose how they’ll acquire or deliver IT services, with reduced emphasis on the constraints of traditional software and hardware licensing models,” remarked Gartner research VP Chris Howard in a company press release.
Howard also noted that cloud services pushed via cloud computing would “foster an economy based on delivery and consumption of everything from storage to computation to video to finance deduction management.”
Meanwhile, while admitting that private cloud was most popular in today’s market “across various sectors,” Howard noted it was not “appropriate for all services.”
Gartner’s research unveil was made during the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Goa, India. For more information on the research firm’s analaysis, view the Gartner report here (gartner.com).