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Forecasting Cloud Data Migration & Platforms

Artificial Intelligence | Cloud Data Migration | GDPR | General Data Protection Regulation | IoT

cloud data migration& platforms


2017 has been a big year for significant data migration on cloud and adopting the platforms. Some of the big names are the best examples to look upon such as Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle realised the importance of cloud data migration and encouraged their clients as well. While this shift is eminent, certain events and happenings in the year affected practices of moving the data to the cloud that eventually set the stage for things to come in 2018.

A look at General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

May 2018 timeline for implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)is approaching rapidly however, many organisations across the European Union (EU) are still unprepared to implement, execute and meet compliance standards laid forward against the regulation.

GDPR pushes organisations in storing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in relevant country of origin. Failure being compliant would levy fines up to four-percent from the total revenue or approximately 20-million euros. GDPR is relevant for companies involved in the business line in the EU irrespective of the size.

A survey report concluded that more or less 15-percent companies are without GDPR solution whereas bringing in-house solution as an alternative would be cost prohibitive. Another study revealed that 21-percent enterprises in the US have their concerns on the GDPR with a plan in place whereas 53-percent respondents denied having any awareness on GDPR.

Data protection & cloud migration

With increase in security breaches, exponential rise of ransomware and DoS attacks, companies all over the world are struggling for alternate solutions to keep their data protected. The lack of skilled and reliable security resources forced organisations to look for private and public cloud vendors to host their confidential data.

The shift from storing and protection of data locally for collaboration has already begun but, as companies put their trust in the PaaS, SaaS and other cloud-based platforms for optimum security, 2018 is likely to see imminent growth of file share and data storage in systems like SharePoint and have these migrated to the cloud.

Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)&Analytics

The advancements in AI so far have been radical and amazing but, we’re still seeing only the tip of the iceberg. Cloud vendors are rushing to bring forth true capabilities of AI to market in different ways either through in-house development or by acquisition of latest technologies. Customers expect availability of more tools over cloud platform, allowing them to conduct predictive modelling and data analytic.

Big Data and the cloud would dominate the technology market in coming 12-months as every other corporation tries reaching the top through competitive edge and something much needed. Cloud vendors would offer more than the simple search and reporting capabilities as the voice and visual search offer solutions on a broader scale as well as greater predictive capabilities.

Internet of Things (IoT) driving the cloud adoption

Gartner forecast that by 2020, almost 95-percent new product designs would include the IoT technology. Organisations would be further challenged in keeping their security aspects updated against all the devices as customers are well-aware that their electronic gadgets aren’t secured anymore. Another challenge with the Internet of Things (IoT) is data volume availability and rate with which it’s being gathered.

Significant rise in IoT-based devices let organisations move most of their data to the cloud platform for storage and maximum protection especially if the data is PII or something more sensitive, confidential. Improvements in private and public cloud security alongside data encryption left organisations with no choice but moving IoT data to the cloud thereby dealing with the rapid adoption and acceptance.


2017 saw improved trust among the customers and cloud vendors further leading to increased adoption of cloud technologies. While the trend continues to soar in 2018 and even beyond, rising security threats to confidential data would let companies hold on to the cloud vendors.Customers will ask cloud vendors to prove their level of platform security and reliability whether it’s good or perhaps better than the existing in-house solutions.

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