The cloud experienced significant growth throughout 2015, and this trend is expected to continue into 2016 and beyond. One of the biggest trends is the continued growth in the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) market segment, with some analysts estimating sales to reach $106 billion in 2016, a 21% increase over 2015 sales for SaaS. With this expected increase in SaaS, you can expect major software providers, like Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP, to be rolling out new innovations and a wider range of software solutions in the cloud.
Another trend for 2016 is the ongoing adaption of more desktop virtualization solutions. Many businesses, from small, mom-and-pop operations to global corporations, are starting to understand the lower cost of ownership of licenses and software applications when they are deployed through the cloud. With the number of new applications expected to increase, companies will have a much broader spectrum of software to choose from, but without the excessive costs associated with traditional software upgrades and running apps internally.
The cloud, itself, will also experience changes as it continues to evolve with what some are calling “hybrid cloud” solutions. These solutions are essentially a combination of private and public cloud services, which are customized to fit the specific needs of businesses. In addition, XaaS (Everything-as-a-Service) will start to become the new catch phrase as more and more applications are adapted for the cloud.
2016 is expected to be an exciting year for the cloud, full of opportunities for vendors, providers, and businesses. To explore your options and how the cloud can help improve your business, please feel free to contact CyberlinkASP today at 972-262-5200.