This slide was posted on Twitter this morning rom Sam Charrington:
This matches with what I hear and see in the market.
- Most enterprises will build private clouds
- They have so much data in their existing DCs that migrating is impossible/impractical
- That OpenStack (not VMware SDDC) is the preferred platform
Some key market points that I keep reminding myself:
- Compute follows the data. The data is in the data centre today, the next generation of compute will be next to the storage.
- Open Source software is dominating IT infrastructure – OpenStack, KVM, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry are listed in the slide.
- Existing Enterpise IT vendors are spending billions to ensure that business is not lost to public cloud. Public cloud providers are speaking at conferences and making high profile press releases to compete for attention.
- Many/most IT Infrastructure professionals do not want work on public cloud infrastructure
- Some percentage of business will move to public cloud because it the right place. (Think Salesforce.com or other SaaS products that can break away)
I recognise that public cloud has appeal to certain type of IT manager that lacks foresight and skills to understand the cost and competitive implications but the majoroty of the trillion dollar enterprise IT market will be a private cloud.
— Sam Charrington (@samcharrington) April 12, 2016