The new 650 Group, titled Workloads and Multi-Cloud Forecast 2020-2025, the worldwide number of workloads being deployed will increase nearly 500% by 2025. Workloads continue to evolve for both search and social clouds, as well as IaaS and SaaS providers.
Workload definitions evolve as technology expands. Historically, the context of a workload tied it directly to the number of servers, and later, it was the number of virtual machines (VMs) or applications that spanned machines.
Today, the context evolves to the number of containers or individual serverless code-snippets. The compute, storage, and networking infrastructure had to evolve to support how the application changes.
"Multi-Cloud and new AI /ML workloads are driving significant investment in data centres with new compute and networking infrastructures emerging to address new workloads," said Alan Weckel, Technology Analyst at 650 Group.
“The time has passed for an application and its data to reside in one data centre. There is a tremendous opportunity for new vendors in multi-cloud, as well as co-location, to address the evolving needs of enterprises.”