IDC Sees 70% of Workloads in APAC will be on Mega-Platforms by 2022

SINGAPORE – IDC has unveiled its top predictions to impact cloud initiatives of Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) organizations through 2023.

In recent years, we have seen organizations focus on digital transformation (DX) built on 3rd Platform technologies with cloud emerging as the de facto foundation for organizations marching towards the next level of “multiplied innovation” through expanded digital reach, pervasive intelligence, exploding app and service development, evolving customer expectations, and ambient trust and security.

By 2022, IDC predicts the top 4 clouds (“mega-platforms”) in APEJ will be the destination of choice for 70% of workloads, while lock-in will be avoided through multi-cloud and cloud-native approaches to achieve portability.

IDC research shows that business agility and/or the need for speed from IT are the most important trigger factors for considering cloud use in the region. This has driven the need for a more consistent and standardized availability of automated cloud resources to enable developers and line-of-business (LOB) teams to execute at speed and cost effectively. Workload portability and application delivery across multiple clouds have become the key to build a robust cloud services delivery platform for agility.

idc 2 “Organizations are gravitating towards a multi-cloud environment, deploying public cloud whether through mega-platforms, private cloud and/or managed cloud services along with traditional systems which need to be integrated and managed in a holistic manner. Organizations will find themselves increasingly needing to deal with the growing complexity, ensure integration and portability of workloads as they seek to achieve greater levels of innovation and business value,” says Daphne Chung, research director for Cloud Services and Software at IDC Asia/Pacific.

The top cloud predictions impacting technology buyers and suppliers in cloud technologies and services in Asia/Pacific over the next 48 months are outlined in the report.

Some of these predictions are the following:

#1: Megaplatforms: By 2022, the top 4 clouds (“mega-platforms”) in APEJ will be the destination of choice for 70% of workloads, while lock-in will be avoided through multi-cloud and cloud-native approaches to achieve portability.

#3: Multicloud Management: By 2022, 65% of A500 organizations will have a multi-cloud management strategy that includes integrated tools across public and private clouds.

#4: Consumption-Based Deployment Model: By 2021, more than 35% of enterprise IT operations spend in APEJ will be consumption-based, the public cloud platform being preferred as a lower-risk option to manage complexity and align cost with consumption.

“Skills and resources to manage cloud implementation across private and public clouds in this region are still relatively scarce,” says William Lee, research director for Cloud Services at IDC Asia/Pacific. “Thus, for enterprises starting their cloud journey, consumption-based IT will be an attractive risk-free deployment of choice to negate the complexity of managing the cloud infrastructures, improving the time to value and delivery of IT resources.”

The rest of the strategic predictions for the Asia/Pacific market are presented in full in the following report: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions – APEJ Implications (#AP44083019). (Source: IDC)

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About IDC FutureScapes

IDC FutureScapes are used to shape IT strategy and planning for the enterprise by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC’s FutureScapes are comprised of a set of decision imperatives designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical 3-year business planning cycle.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC  and LinkedIn.

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