Prospective Cloud Growth in EMEA despite Brexit Blow, Says IDC

EMEA regions noticing encouraging growth rate of over 17% in cloud infrastructure with total revenue of about $1.3 billion.

EMEA RegionsGreatResponder.com  Many reports were showing discouraging indications on the cloud data centers and other infrastructure across the European area, which was also feared to leave bad impact on the other markets like Middle East and Africa. But, the latest research results released by the IDC Research Company indicate the trends otherwise.

According the new research, the growth in the cloud infrastructure business across the EMEA regions was recorded at about 17% higher than previous figures. The total revenue of cloud infrastructure grew to $1.3 billion during the first quarter of this fiscal year. The ratio of public cloud of this revenue stands at about $0.6 billion while the total revenue of private cloud stands at about $0.8 billion in the first quarter.

According to the research study findings, the revenue of this regions associated with the cloud infrastructure may cross $10 billion by 2020. This growth will boost the expenditures in the cloud infrastructure at a rate of about 46.4% on an average. The main areas of the IT spending are expected to remain Ethernet switches, servers, and data storage devices.

While talking about the impact of the Brexit, Group Research Analyst at IDC Infrastructure in European region, Mr. Kamil Gregor said, “Our forecast for the UK may be adjusted downward in the following quarter. Other EMEA markets are expected to remain largely unaffected.”

The report also forecast that the total spending in IT infrastructure will increase at about 15.5% in the year 2016. The total spending in the IT infrastructure will cross the $37.1 billion mark this year.

According to another recent report from the Forrester Research Inc, the business in the cloud computing domain will remain as usual across the globe despite the big hype of Brexit impact. The senior analyst of the firm, Paul Miller, in his official statement regarding the Brexit impact said, “Most workloads will continue, largely unaffected by the political re-positioning. Brexit doesn’t break most of the cloud-based usage models already in place. … If those cloud-based workloads are valuable enough to the business, they will survive Brexit.”

Many other experts in the IT industry suggest that the impact of the Brexit will be a little more desirable for AWS businesses because of its widespread operations in other regions of the globe.

Microsoft Plans to Kickstart Azure Stack in 2017

This new Azure stack would be a comprehensive cloud solution for the business partners that will include hardware, software, services and support all together.

Microsoft kickstarts Azure StackGreatResponder.com  During the Worldwide Partners Conference WPC 2016, Microsoft Corporation announced that the company is strictly focusing on the mid of 2017 for the release of the Microsoft Azure stack to strengthen the partnerships on the comprehensive cloud solutions. The WPC 2016 conference is being held by the software giant in Toronto, Canada from 10 to 14 July 2016. It is high profile meet of all partners associated with the Microsoft Corporation.

It was further informed about the Azure platform in the conference that many partners, like HPE, Lenovo and Dell will integrate the Azure stack into their systems to speed up the implementation and adoption of the stack. The customers who are planning to utilize these systems of the partners will be given higher priority to increase value in the cloud services.

It is very important to note that the announcement to initiate a comprehensive Azure Stack was made in the Ignite Conference, which was held last year. The new system focuses on the great value for the partners by helping realize the real power of the cloud services while maintaining the high level of controls over the data centers to get full agility of hybrid cloud computing.

While talking about this new platform, the senior director cloud platform and product marketing, Mark Jewett said, “Partners and a rich ecosystem are critical to delivering on the promise of Azure Stack. Here at WPC, it is exciting to see how the industry is responding to customer interest and contributing to the promise of Azure Stack.”

“Our ultimate goal is to facilitate the creation of an expanding inventory of applications and solutions that customers and partners can use invest in and build with the confidence their investments will work in any Azure or Azure Stack cloud” he further maintained.

It is very imperative to note that Microsoft is already in partnership with many leaders in the field, such as Chef, Bitnami, Red Hat, SUSE, Dockers and others to realize the dream project for cloud services.

In his statement, the COO of Bitnami, Mr. Erica Brescia said, “As the provider of over 100 open source server applications for Microsoft Azure, Bitnami has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure that software development and deployment in the cloud is easy, secure, and kept up-to-date.”

IBM and SAP to Integrate Complementary Cloud Technologies

The sweeping program will enable both the companies to provide their clients with the modernized systems and processes that will be built on their cloud collaboration and combined technologies.

SAP and IBMGreatResponder.com  IBM Corp., and well known business software provider SAP SE said they will put up on their cloud partnership and unite complementary technologies and services with an offer to renovate their systems for the digital economy. The partnership plans to unite IBM’s cognitive competence and cloud and power systems with SAP’s software and cloud platform. The long time allies plan to co-locate assets in Walldorf, Germany, where SAP is based, and Palo Alto, Calif.

“The future of business strategy and business value will proceed from the foundation elements of this announcement — cognitive, cloud and the design of consumer-quality experiences in every industry,” said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. “We’re formalizing a complementary set of capabilities to simplify and speed outcomes for clients evolving to become cognitive enterprises” he said.

The SAP vends software that deals with business operations such as manufacturing, stock and finance. Its HANA business software, which develop memory chips to add speed advantages over usual databases that run on disk drives, has become the center of its cloud offerings.

IBM has been operational to re-invent itself in the cloud computing age. SAP’s partnership with the tech giant appeals to set up companies that have shied away from outsourcing operations or want use a grouping of their own data centers and those in the cloud.

“Today’s announcement builds on SAP’s commitment to enable strong, growing businesses that can seize the amazing opportunities of the digital economy, “SAP S/4HANA is the re-imagined suite of core business applications, ” said Rob Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Global Customer Operations, SAP.

The corporations will depict on the successful, strategic partnership between IBM and SAP for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud services announced in October 2014 to balance the IBM cloud platform to fulfill the random demands of digital transformation. In adding up, IBM and SAP will work together on industry specific cloud solutions and increase current SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud services to comprise ongoing application protection and support services.

The companies will expand joint consulting models illustrated on proven, nimble services and support methodologies from both organizations. IBM’s Institute for Business Value and SAP’s Value Engineering organization will co-create digital transformation road maps by industry and by C-suite role.