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In 2019, global hybrid solutions became the ‘hot topic’ for businesses. Industry experts anticipate this trend to continue this year as businesses seek to utilize the benefits of both public and private cloud solutions. The ability to merge public clouds with the capabilities of private clouds allows companies to efficiently handle high levels of activity – a functionality not likely to decrease in importance in the coming year.
A recent survey showed that adoption of hybrid cloud solutions has grown by 58% and that 84% of all companies that utilize cloud have a hybrid cloud strategy. This shows that the industry is paying attention to the need for managed services and how it can positively impact all businesses.
Industry experts from my company provide insight into how hybrid solutions will be on the top of every list in 2020.
Alexander Kalkman, CMO
In 2020, organizations are going to recognize and value the power of metal: The power of a bare metal server. A physical server dedicated to a physical single tenant always will outperform a public cloud environment. Why? These servers’ tenants will be able to be optimized according to customizable needs for performance, security, and reliability. This high level of flexibility translates to both cost-effectiveness and better manageability.
We anticipate this will be coupled with the rise of managed global hybrid solutions. Across industries we are seeing the need to reach eyeballs and this is manifesting in a global approach to business. They either consolidate or are bought out. They will expand into other regions because the software is global. The natural corresponding element, especially in industries with a heavy data footprint, is to see the data infrastructure go global as well. For example, if you look at the MarTech space, VCs have been investing heavily in various companies to make them grow globally. The rise of managed global hybrids in 2020 will fill this market need: the need to have secure, reliable, global access to global data.
Robert van der Meulen, Product Strategy Lead
“When companies start looking at more hybrid environments, it will start to make much more sense to migrate into a data center. Starting in 2019 and what will be continuing in 2020 is that there will be many companies that start decommissioning their on-premise environments and continue transitioning to managing cloud infrastructure. This shift will spark a digital transformation for many companies.
The traditional IT industry – be it software, IT, or hardware providers/vendors – is finally more fully understanding the necessity to shift to managed services. Researchers and industry experts predicted that 2018 and 2019 would be the years of the big shift, where managed services became more prevalent. We saw that transpire. And we are beginning to see a shift in the preparedness of sales representatives and structure within the channel. 2020 will be the year that the IT channel shifts significantly into a more managed-services friendly environment.
Mathijs Heikamp, Team Lead of Product Management
The safety and security of data is going to continue to evolve in 2020, increasing every organization’s and application’s need to strategically reevaluate the security of their own data. In 2020, companies will choose infrastructure environments that meet all of their company’s needs, including cybersecurity and ransomware protection.
Hybrid cloud solutions allow organizations increased control of their data on a secure platform. Companies will continue to adopt this infrastructure model because of these benefits. For businesses with highly sensitive data, hosting providers can establish a dedicated server for the company with some of the best security technology. Hosting providers can also serve as an expert resource regarding the inner workings of provided security protocols, easing the expertise burden placed on organizations while ensuring they remain up-to-date on security best practices.