Although the global cloud computing market size is expected to grow from USD 371.4 billion in 2020 to USD 832.1 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 17.5%, on-premise servers still operate in 98% of businesses.
Industry "started with mainframes, then we went to standalone servers, and then cloud was a big thing," said Peter Tsai, a senior technology analyst at Spiceworks, an IT community forum. "Now it seems like we're pulling computing resources back, closer to where they're needed.”
Indeed, internal data centers are not going away -- even as enterprises are outsourcing more IT to the cloud. The result has been a hearty embrace of hybrid computing, where some IT assets are outsourced to the cloud and others are maintained within corporate walls.
Just what are the driving forces for maintaining internal data centers and IT management?
Read the rest of the article on InformationWeek to learn about the six reasons why internal data centers won’t disappear.