Residing on disks, in computer memory or transferred by wire or wireless, data increasingly drives global economies. Try going a day without internet access. How isolated do you feel when you’re out of cell-tower range? Your day is driven by data, and the value of data is defined by its context and usage.
Today, developers take advantage of thousands of productivity-enhancing tools and resources and collaborate in real-time with colleagues worldwide to deliver and support software applications and solutions that improve individual lives as well as corporate performance.
The 451 Research Pathfinder Advisory report, “Key Management as a Service: A Concept for Modern Encrypted Data Requirements,” cites that more and more enterprise workloads are being placed in the cloud, an estimated 60% by 2018. Given these findings, the time has come for digital businesses to leverage key management as a service for protecting and accessing their data in multiple cloud platforms.
The Internet of Things is one of those disruptive technologies that, like cloud computing, is rapidly becoming a mainstream enterprise deployment. According to 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise survey, more than 40% of decision-makers in various vertical markets from IT to manufacturing have deployed or have a short- to long-term plan to deploy IoT.
Cloud-based backup and disaster recovery (DR) is ramping up. According to the 451 Research Market Monitor survey, the market is expected to grow at a 21% CAGR over the next several years, and 70% of companies surveyed who have not deployed cloud-based DR expect to do so within the next year.
The world is demanding more and more public and private interconnections. However, network-dense interconnection facilities are not easily replicated. Still, global competition among colocation interconnection providers is increasing in both small and large markets.
71% enterprise cloud customers surveyed are running external-facing production applications in the cloud, up from 60% in their previous year’s report.
We've reached a tipping point in which most companies have moved beyond the discovery phase and are now moving forward with cloud deployments to deliver improved business results and capabilities.