- Enterprises will reduce the number of workloads housed in on-premise environments over the next three years and move more workloads to the cloud, according to a new executive survey from McKinsey on enterprise cloud architectures.
- At the same time, private cloud and public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will see higher rates of adoption, McKinsey found in its survey of 800 CIOs and IT executives worldwide.
- Enterprises will also shift from building IT to consuming IT, McKinsey predicts. By 2018, just 43% plan to have traditional infrastructure builds for at least one workload type, whereas 77% had such enviornments in 2015.
Enterprises are primed to bring in technology, relying on service providers and as a Service models rather than building resources internally. Now, cloud and virtualized architectures are almost prescriptive and many are pointing toward the technology as being hugely beneficial for business growth.
The transition toward the cloud is happening much faster than it did when the technology was in its infancy.
"More large enterprises are likely to move workloads away from traditional and virtualized environments toward the cloud — at a rate and pace that is expected to be far quicker than in the past," according to a McKinsey.
Many companies are looking toward the hybrid cloud in particular, citing the lower total cost of ownership, according to a recent IBM survey. The McKinsey survey found similar results, with the shift toward hybrid cloud infrastructure driven by time to market and quality for many executives.