The Biggest Cloud Computing Trend of 2015, and What To Expect in 2016

There were a number of major trends in cloud computing in 2015: the continued dominance of the hybrid cloud, the migration of major government organizations like the Federal Aviation Administration, and the renewed focus on managed security services.

But the Cloud Computing Trend of 2015 — and almost certainly in 2016 as well — was the rise of cloud brokerage services. In fact, Gartner reports that:

“Whether a business is looking to move applications to the cloud or invest in cloud-based file sharing, they are increasingly looking to CSBs for help. Gartner predicts that by 2016, 25 percent of enterprises will secure access to cloud-based services using a cloud application security broker (CASB) platform, reducing the cost of securing access by 30% in the process.”

How To Use Cloud Brokerage Services To Your Advantage in 2016…

Why are cloud services brokerage firms doing so well recently? The cloud marketplace is growing so quickly that many IT professionals and CIOs need cloud consultants and cloud services brokers to guide them through the acquisition and migration process. For small to medium-sized enterprises, educational organizations, and state and local government agencies, cloud brokerage services can help them secure access to cloud services at a much lower price than they could ever negotiate on their own. Plus, cloud brokerage services can help provide end-to-end customer support and single-source billing.

That’s hugely important for many enterprises, as research shows that many companies utilize dozens of apps and types of software-as-a-service, and so single-source billing vastly simplifies the IT process.

What Else Can We Expect From the Cloud Market in 2016?

Currently, about 35% of all IT services are delivered by the cloud. But Cisco recently predicted that by 2018, more than half of businesses will be using some version of SaaS, to say nothing of growth in the IaaS and PaaS sectors of the cloud market. So over the next decade, it’s fair to say that IT services will be delivered almost exclusively by cloud services providers.

Second, the International Data Corporation reports that public cloud spending will reach $100 billion in 2016, up from $40 billion in 2012. As it does, the market for cloud-based security will keep growing, reaching a total market value of $8.71 billion by 2019. And as we saw this year, cloud service brokerage companies will continue to play a crucial role in providing access to security services in years to come.

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