With increasing numbers of businesses migrating their infrastructure to the cloud, there’s a flurry of activity by cloud managed service providers. Having a cloud networking architecture provides unlimited opportunities for business enhancement, so it’s little wonder we’re witnessing a cloud explosion. With a pressing need to update legacy environments and unify communication, however, some firms jumping in feet-first and losing control over their cloud management infrastructure.
The growth of cloud chaos
The popularity of cloud networking shows little sign of deceleration. Forbes estimates that worldwide public cloud services will grow by almost 20% to total $141 billion by 2019, up from $70 billion in 2015.
A recent survey by ScienceLogic of more than 1,070 IT managers and professionals indicated that 42% have more than a quarter of their infrastructure in cloud environments today; up from 33% a year ago. Fewer than a third surveyed, however, have the correct visibility and control they need to keep their cloud infrastructure in check.