Many businesses are operating in the cloud to take advantage of the scalability and agility offered in these environments. As more and more organizations make the move, Gartner Research has predicted 80 percent of enterprises will retire their traditional data centers by 2025. Let us repeat: 2025!
However, there’s a new trend emerging that might burst a bubble in Gartner’s bold forecast; it’s called cloud repatriation. A survey from IDC found that 20 percent of IT decision-makers reported they will return on-premises, while 43 percent want to move to an on-prem private cloud, and 37 percent are likely going to move to a hosted private cloud.
What about the public cloud, you ask? Well, many companies are dialing back their investments because they simply didn’t have the in-house expertise to effectively manage the move to public cloud services like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Companies were surprised to find that costs soared exponentially when it came time to restore, move or access their information. As a result, budgets quickly spiraled out of control and disaster recovery became much costlier than anticipated.
While the different analyst firms duke it out, Oussama El-Hilali, Vice-President of Products at Arcserve, shares his predictions in this eWEEK Data Points article on how enterprises will approach cloud environments over the next couple of years.
This article originally appeared on eWeek.com. To read the full article, click here.
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