Cloud Evolves to "Cloud 2.0"

Cloud as we know it is on a path of transformation. IDC predicts that by 2020, public IT cloud services will account for 58% of the $355 billion combined spending on traditional plus public cloud applications, development and deployment tools, infrastructure software, storage, and servers.

In a Cloud 2.0 landscape, cloud services become more:

  • Distributed
  • Trusted
  • Intelligent
  • Concentrated

IDC’s holistic, global view of the cloud opportunity capitalizes on dedicated resources across regions to provide local views in emerging markets. Our cloud Trackers® deliver unparalleled granularity (sizing and forecasting) across market categories and geographies. IDC also provides critical research on the emergence and importance of new "industry clouds" as well as key use cases. 

IDC Predicts...

By 2018, more than 85% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to multicloud architecture

By 2018, 75% of developer teams will include cognitive/Artificial Intelligence (AI) functionality in one or more applications, and virtually all of those AI services will be sourced from the cloud

By 2020, cloud will be where secure and trusted IT services live, due in large part to the proliferation of cloud-based encryption, threat analytics, behavior analytics, blockchain, and compliance services