By 2023, 35% of companies globally will establish processes in the cloud.
As the pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation, both for companies and homes in the world, the increasing generation of data and its need to process it faster and faster has driven the adoption of cloud architectures, initially centralized, to move towards hybrid structures and, in the short term, consolidate its operation on the edge.
According to projections by the International Data Corporation (IDC), by 2023, 35% of companies will establish processes in the cloud to focus on business results instead of prioritizing the requirements of own IT (on premise).
Cloud computing is becoming the main accelerator of innovation for companies, since through it processes can be automated at greater speed, applications distributed between different architectures as required, and data protection centralized for perform more efficient security management.
However, one challenge companies face is the process of migrating their applications. There are numerous experiences of moving critical systems to the cloud under the “lift and shift” strategy, which consists of moving your own application and its data without redesigning it.
In this dynamic, IDC forecasts that, by 2024, most legacy applications will need to receive some investment to modernize them, expanding their functionality and removing inefficient code.
As companies adopt ‘cloud-first’ strategies to build cloud-native solutions—saving money on software, platforms, and infrastructure—there will also be an increase in refactoring-based deployments, which involve a complete rebuild of applications, and those based on replatforming, such as remodeling of operating systems and platforms.
The objective of these processes is to achieve efficiency improvements by taking advantage of the scalability and flexibility capabilities offered by cloud environments. In short, the proliferation of cloud solutions, where multi-cloud and hybrid models prevail, will allow companies to move their workloads to the environment that suits them best, which is already including distribution to edge processing environments .
During 2022, the cloud will continue to specialize in the edge of the network, bringing its advantages to a greater number of devices and economic activities.