Cloud and data centre predictions 2016: Containers, devops and IoT

IT vendors offer their predictions for next year...


While public cloud demand continued to grow - with Microsoft joining AWS in what is fast becoming a two-horse race - enterprises continue to focus on standing up on-premise clouds during 2015. SEE ALSO, WHAT IS DEVOPS?

Once again, much of the talk has been around managing hybrid cloud environments as businesses become more confident with managing internal and external infrastructure resources. And it is a trend that is set to continue. See also: 12 best uses of IoT in the enterprise.

Questions have remained about the viabilty of OpenStack, but the open source ecosystem continued to gain enterprise followers this year. 

Containerisation was the hottest topic this year, and it is unlikely that interest will die down any time soon.

But what else will lead the cloud agenda next year?