Tech Maturity Spurs Cloud Adoption
December 18, 2018
goals are not enough to compel companies to
move to the cloud — rather, it is the
maturity, flexibility and reliability of
cloud technology that are driving companies
to increase and expand their adoption,
according to the latest report released
today by the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home
of a family of open source projects
including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime,
Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Cloud
Key findings include:
Cloud Is Consistent Across New and Legacy
Apps: Forty-five percent of companies are
doing at least some cloud-native app
development, and 40 percent are doing some
re-architecting/refactoring of their legacy
Big Increase in Familiarity with Cloud Technologies: Seventy-four percent of respondents can comfortably explain “PaaS” to a colleague, compared to just 63 percent who said they could in February 2016. Additionally, 49 percent can now explain “containers,” an increase from just 24 percent.
Awareness Directly Correlates With Adoption: As comfortability has increased, only 14 percent of respondents report they are not using or evaluating a PaaS, and only 13 percent said they are not using or evaluating containers.
Containers Prove Their Scalability: In August 2016, 51 percent of respondents were deploying between 0 and 100 containers, and only 37 percent were deploying over 100; today, the numbers have practically flipped, with 47 percent deploying more than 100 containers and only 42 percent deploying less than 100.
It’s Time to Focus on Culture: In February 2016, 15 percent more respondents said technology was a bigger obstacle to their application development productivity than culture. Today, 11 percent more respondents say culture is a bigger obstacle than technology, suggesting a commitment to culture change is necessary to realize the benefits of adoption.
A company’s shift to the cloud is often
described as a “sudden leap,” rather than
the reality of a gradual journey. Cloud
Foundry Foundation’s research from the past
three years — including its most recent
report in July 2018, “Where PaaS, Containers
and Serverless Stand in a Multi-Platform
World,” — show that companies are gradually
shifting to an IT strategy that not only
commits to the cloud but continually adopts
innovative technologies such as PaaS,
containers, serverless and more.The next
year will present new challenges as
companies further attempt to shift their
culture to match their increased use of
agile development and continuous deployment.