RightScale’s latest annual State of the Cloud survey shows private cloud is now playing a smaller role in both the hybrid and multicloud story as enterprises look to expand their public cloud use. The RightScale research showed that private cloud adoption fell to 72%, down from the 77% reported in the company’s 2016 survey.
The best way to achieve public, private, hybrid and multicloud interconnection is to first leverage smaller, distributed, connected data centers at the digital edge.
After initially lagging behind the rest of Europe, the cloud market in Italy is now projected by IDC to grow at a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2020, matching the cloud market’s Europe-wide CAGR for that period. In addition, a study by the Polytechnic University of Milan saw a 50% increase in Italy’s cloud market between 2014 to 2016, from $1.2 billion to 1.8 billion.
Over 20 new CSPs joined the ECX cloud private interconnection platform in Sydney and Melbourne, with the majority offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) where compute and storage resources are available in single-tenanted, managed, private cloud environments or in the form of dedicated servers
To tackle latency issues, many organizations have started placing significant portions of their application and IT infrastructure at the digital edge where they are close to globally dispersed users, partners and cloud services.
While security and privacy concerns are similar across cloud and traditional non-cloud services, cloud security concerns are amplified because transitioning to the public cloud requires shifting some control over organizational assets to the cloud provider, and those assets could be mismanaged.
The Equinix and GCP solution documents the components required for a hybrid Kubernetes deployment leveraging GCE within Equinix IBX data centers. This approach will enable enterprise application developers to more easily containerize applications for cloud migration on Platform Equinix.
Business and technology are rapidly evolving everywhere, and today’s business leaders must accelerate the time-to-value for the investments they are making in enterprise digital transformation.
Equinix data centers house a growing cloud ecosystem with access to more than 500 CSPs, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure/Office 365, Oracle Cloud, VMware vCloud Air and Salesforce.
With an NFV strategy, enterprises can deploy common x86 virtualization hardware that is ready to run a host of different Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)—software appliances deployed on NFV infrastructure.