Traditional IT infrastructure down on increased cloud deployment

Traditional IT infrastructure down on increased cloud deployment

The rise of cloud computing has offered a number of benefits to enterprises from various different sectors, causing its adoption rate to dramatically increase over the course of recent years.

And according to findings from American network specialist Brocade, the implementation of cloud computing means that traditional enterprise IT architecture will only account for 25 per cent of deployments by 2016.

According to analysts, one of the main drivers behind the adoption of cloud computing is the fact that it is better equipped to deal with scalability, fluidity and flexibility challenges.

Systems engineer Phil Coates told ZDNet: "What a lot of our customers are doing today is deploying storage systems on an as-need basis. So, if you give me a processor, I can deploy software on it, turn it into a switch or a router, and get workload up and running straight away."

He added that many companies were subsequently looking into the possibility of buying infrastructure as a service rather than choosing to own on-site hardware.

It comes on the back of many enterprise organisations spending much of 2013 offloading servers into infrastructure-as-a-service (IaasS) or platform-as-a-service models (PaaS).

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has become just as popular, with more companies handing greater control to software-centric cloud.

IaaS and PaaS became particularly popular due to the fact they allowed organisations to test cloud providers without handing over control of managing applications.

And it seems now that many vendors are looking to convert IaaS and PaaS customers to an SaaS solution, building on the continued rate of growth that was seen over the last 12 months, so that they can deal with the demand and enhance growing customer confidence. 

Adoption rates were mainly driven by the fact that the technology proved that it was not only cost effective, but also displayed a sense of reliability and flexibility.