Earlier this year, Forbes published a roundup of cloud services statistics from IDC, Gartner, Microsoft and other companies and research firms. The experts projected that public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hardware and software spending would reach $38 billion this year and grow to $173 billion by 2026. The Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) portion of spending was estimated to reach $12 billion in 2016 and grow to $55 billion by 2026.
The article doesn’t focus much on why the cloud services sector is experiencing such rapid growth, but the fact is, data is becoming increasingly important to businesses as a vehicle to drive innovation and secure a competitive edge. Today, data plays a central role in daily operations and is a key driver of new revenue, which spurs cloud adoption. As enterprises recognize the value of their data to drive their future, they are eager to make data move at the speed of business. But they are often hindered by data integration and management challenges.
One important way today’s companies meet those challenges and move toward a data-inspired future is to reengineer strategic IT initiatives and move key parts of company infrastructure to the cloud, embracing the cloud as their new data hotspot. In fact, according to the Forbes article, cloud IT infrastructure spending will comprise nearly half of total enterprise IT infrastructure spending by 2019.
So what does this mean for companies that need cloud services to handle complex data initiatives while also fully leveraging the data models they currently have in place? That depends on the data integration and management assets the company uses. Cloud integration platforms are uniquely suited to harness today’s disparate data assets to improve decision outcomes and operational performance.
With Liaison’s cloud-based data services, enterprises can take on complicated data projects with confidence, knowing they have the resources and support they need to handle initiatives securely and the agility and reliability they require to innovate. Liaison’s cloud-based data services and solutions provide:
- A full range of cloud services, including data Platform as a Service (dPaaS), IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
- Maximum data agility through the seamless replication, cleansing, synchronizing and securing of data between virtually any external and on-premises applications and databases
- Maximizing IT resources, eliminating inefficiency and redundancy and increasing transparency by breaking down data integration, transformation, management and security silos and making assets readily available
- Scalability on demand to enable resource optimization
- Rapid, request-driven provisioning
- Lower total cost of operations
With innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premises or in the cloud, Liaison is recognized as one of the leading integration service providers. That’s why thousands of customers — some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies — use Liaison’s end-to-end data management and integration services
Leading analysts and industry experts expect cloud services growth to continue as more businesses put their data to work to disrupt their industries and expand market share. So if the cloud is your new data hotspot, make sure your data integration and management solution can help you extract maximum value. Learn more by attending our August 30th integration webinar, Reimagine Your Integration Strategy to Unlock Your Data-Inspired Future.