IT Spending Reaches for the Sky (and Clouds)

By Timothy Sherbak | October 9, 2018

Today’s enterprises understand that their IT infrastructure is an integral part of being able to stay competitive – data, applications and operations need to be as flexible, agile and secure as possible if organizations are going to deliver on the demands of employees, customers and shareholders.

While traditional IT remains a constant line item in IT spending, unsurprisingly, cloud computing and services continue to grab a larger percentage of resources according to Gartner’s latest report, “Market Insight: Cloud Shift – 2018 to 2022.

According to the report, cloud computing will capture more than $1.3 trillion worth of IT spending by 2022, accounting for 28 percent of total IT spend by that year.

The reasons however, may surprise you. Gartner admits cloud isn’t for every enterprise. As SiliconAngle points out, not only do many organizations have existing IT infrastructure investments that they aren’t keen on completely replacing, but many are unwilling to commit mission-critical data to the cloud, and also find that cloud costs can quickly exceed on-premise solutions if not monitored.

Instead, cloud has emerged as a great solution for non-mission critical data and workloads, especially when aligned with lower cost tiers of cloud storage, minimal data egress charges, and on-demand capacity, which fulfills the flexibility and agility requirements companies need to compete.

At Markley, we understand that organizations select cloud solutions to meet very specific business needs. We’re committed to providing offerings that allow organizations to adopt cloud however it works best for them, and not have to pay an arm and a leg to do it. In fact, Markley cloud solutions offer unmetered access to Markley colocation facilities, meaning customers are able to push and pull unlimited amounts of data at 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps speeds without incurring transfer charges.

Don’t believe us? Read how a range of Markley customers have deployed Markley Cloud Services as a key part of their hybrid cloud strategy.