1. Multi-Cloud Becomes the Norm
Whether they want to mitigate risk, lower costs or have the option to mix and match cloud services that best meets specific application requirements, in 2017 multi-cloud will be the norm in most enterprises. And in response to expanding management challenges that come with multi-cloud use, enterprises will show a strong preference for and eventually demand DBaaS and other workload supporting elements are build to work in a cross-platform model.
2. The Database Administrator Becomes the Database Strategist
In 2017 Database administrators increasingly turn to DBaaS and other tools that will allow them to automate daily database administration tasks, empowering them to easily and economically scale as workloads grow and freeing them to focus on strategic initiatives.
3. Moore’s Law comes to Workload Density
With Workloads expected to grow to 440 million by 2020, in 2017 enterprises and tech vendors alike will begin to develop innovative new ways to optimize the infrastructure that supports them. This will include new approaches to optimizing databases and database services.
4. IT Will Get Out of the Infrastructure Business
More organizations will make the move to IT as a Service (ITaaS) as a sustainable alternative to managing infrastructure assets. Today electro-mechanical infrastructure makes up 80-percent of a data center costs, a model that can’t scale to meet the tsunami of workloads needed to support today’s digital reality. Larger datacenters are making the shift and are already interconnected with hyperscale datacenters via fiber backbone. Companies will want to extend asset utilization and virtualize workloads to consolidate for efficiency reasons.