In my previous post I discussed the problem facing most organizations in various stages of cloud adoption – how to deliver application SLA as efficiently as possible, only paying for what they use and only using what they need.
2018 is predicted to be the year of public cloud. In 24*7 IT Connection’s top technology predictions for 2018, 5 out of 9 predictions are about cloud. Turbonomic CTO, Charles Crouchman, agrees: “2018 is the year when the cloud comes into much better focus. Those that take advantage of elasticity of the IaaS layer and/or services available in the PaaS layer make the best candidates.”
According to most organizations the biggest drivers to cloud are elasticity and agility. In other words, it allows you to instantly provision and de-provision resources based on the needs of the business. You no longer have to build the church for Sunday. Once in the cloud though 80% of companies report receiving bills 2-3 times what they expected. The truth is, that while the promise of cloud is that you only pay for what you use, the reality is that you pay for what you allocate. The gap between consumption and allocation is what causes the large and unexpected bills.
Being a part of the development and product management team for Turbonomic continues to excite me every day. The release of Turbonomic 5.9 brings the industry-proven foundations that we have developed on since 2010 and now brings those capabilities to hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments.
Few people will argue that public clouds haven’t dramatically changed the industry in the past few years. There has been a tremendous increase in popularity of public cloud services such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft’s Azure, and the demand keeps growing every year. Concerns that prevented companies from choosing public clouds as their go to infrastructure, such as security, reliability, stability, quality assurance and more are becoming more manageable.