VMblog.com, January 5th, 2017
Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017. Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.
Contributed by Laz Vekiarides, chief technology officer and co-founder of ClearSky Data
In 2017: Enterprises will learn what hybrid cloud actually means, and deploy it
In the enterprise technology world, 2017 will likely see profits increase and IPOs revive while the market stabilizes as a whole. Mergers and acquisitions among major players such as Dell, EMC and HP created a period of settling and unpredictability in recent years. However, as M&A activity picks up again in 2017, startups will tackle new opportunities while organizations adopt solutions that recently seemed to have no place in the enterprise, such as multicloud strategies and container technology.
In the midst of this activity, below are some trends we expect to drive enterprise priorities in 2017.