25% of enterprises will move applications to the cloud within a year

25% of enterprises will move applications to the cloud within a year

In a recent survey 25 percent of IT Managers predict that their companies will make a move to take all applications to the cloud in the next year. The information comes from a survey conducted even before the COVID-19 crisis forced the move to the cloud. 

The survey involved 1,283 IT managers and was conducted by O’Reilly Media in January and February 2020. It also found that the move to all-cloud environments is not something that only small companies with smaller IT departments are doing.

17 percent of the respondents in the survey are from large organizations that have more than 10,000 employees, which have already made a 100% move to the cloud. More than 9 out of 10 organizations expect to increase their usage of the cloud-based infrastructure.

An imminent and complete move

While 25 percent indicate that everything will be moved to the cloud, it is essential to note that more than 67 percent plan to move at least a majority of their applications to the cloud, but not everything. This move represents a significant shift.

In terms of vendors, a majority (54 percent) use more than one cloud provider. Amazon AWS leads the way with more than 67 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure with 48 percent, and almost a third use Google Cloud Platform.

The current state of server-less computing

Evolving to a mostly cloud-based enterprise requires special skills. The survey also looked at the adoption of site reliability engineering, microservices, and serverless computing. About 52 percent of them said that they use microservice concepts, methods, or tools for software development.

The authors of this study speculate that the server-less trend, defined as Function-as-a-service, may be stalled for now, as the industries await more development of SRE capabilities and microservices. More than a third of the respondents said that they use serverless computing.

A majority are not server-less, but they plan on going server-less soon. Let’s wait and see how this unfolds, after the pandemic.