When cloud computing was just for pilot projects, you could afford to min/max the solution for a specific outcome – lowest cost, fastest deployment, and so on. As we move into maturity in 2017, these factors will need to be balanced with enterprise-scale demands for security, compliance, integration, simplicity, serviceability, resiliency, and many others.
Integration complexity will remain and will stare you in the face. And, as such, It will now become front and center of the challenges facing firms looking to migrate and evolve their footprint
Managed services may be a mix from AWS and 3rd party firms. Firms may have the ability to mix and match up and down the chain of services if they so choose, and manage them seamlessly
Customers will demand simplicity and flexibility at the same time, perhaps more loudly than before and as such, more of the technology supplier footprint will move “under the hood”
There will be an increase in the implementation of hyperconverged software packages that would monitor all these environments – on-premise, major cloud providers and hybrid / private environment