Enterprises continue to pursue digital transformation, all in the name of improving the customer experience and streamlining business processes. For most organizations, there never comes a day when digital transformation can be checked off as finished, but those pursuing it over the last several years are likely seeing major shifts in how their business competes or in their customer satisfaction metrics.
Digital transformation continues to change. Few enterprises have embraced a complete migration to a single cloud system and are instead finding individualized, unique paths to cloud solutions. The approach rarely follows a prescribed path, and technological development is adjusting and innovating to meet enterprise needs. Watch for several changes related to digital transformation to occur in the coming months:
Multi-Cloud Becomes the Standard. Enterprises are implementing a multi-cloud approach with diverse solutions under a single heterogeneous umbrella infrastructure in an effort to meet organizational needs. It offers flexibility for the enterprise to choose specific solutions to meet business requirements. Multi-cloud also helps enterprises eliminate the risk of too much dependence on a single provider, which can introduce system failure risk or financial vulnerability in the event of a breach. Choosing a multi-cloud approach helps decrease the risk of a disaster and its impact on the enterprise.
Public and Private Cloud Become Less Separate. The rigidity of the lines between public and private cloud is fading, with business leaders prioritizing access to new technologies and unlimited scalability. Public cloud solutions are beginning to enter the data center, elevating the importance of application performance interfaces (APIs) and control plans, and requiring a focus on who is managing each stream and where it is being run.
The Debate Between Containers and Virtual Machines Will Be Over. A new set of solutions will end the debate between virtual machines and containers. Users will launch a lightweight micro-virtual machine in a nonvirtualized setting in a microsecond. This allows enterprises to get the advantages of the security and workload isolation experienced in a virtual machine while capturing the efficiency that comes with containers. Expect to see more micro-virtual machines entering the market in the next year.
The Conflict Continues Between Agility and Governance. The pace at which public cloud solutions advance is impossible to match in terms of security, operability, governance, and reliability. The surge in demand for advanced cloud solutions is often checked by the complexity of all of a new solution’s implications for other areas of the IT environment. From networking complexity to cyber security challenges, organizations will continue to struggle to have the foundations in place to adopt new solutions.
The new era of digital transformation continues to equip organizations with new opportunities to improve end-user experiences, but in many cases, the underlying infrastructure struggles to keep pace with the innovation. Contact us at Truth Comm to equip your enterprise with the right solutions and strategy to take advantage of new innovations while protecting your systems and data.