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Best Practices for Cloud Computing in South Africa and the Real Business Impact

  • July 2014
  • 68 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2240524


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Understanding Enterprise Migration Paths to the Cloud

This research study provides comprehensive insight into best practices related to the migration of enterprise systems from traditional, premise-based environments to the cloud. Cloud computing has become more prominent in South Africa in recent years, and enterprises are evaluating and benchmarking different cloud strategies. The study also examines pertinent issues such as market penetration of cloud services, key adoption trends, vertical trends, and requirements.

Executive Summary
-The uptake of cloud computing services in South Africa over the last few years expanded significantly, with more than % of medium and large enterprises using them.
-An even higher proportion of small organisations already use cloud-based services, although most are basic applications such as email and messaging.
-The demand for cloud computing services is driven by a need to achieve cost savings as well as the flexibility and scalability advantages that the cloud computing model brings.
-The most important enabler of cloud computing comprises the tremendous developments in infrastructure witnessed in the last few years, that have contributed to greater access to bandwidth.
-By 2016, close to% of all data centre workloads are expected to be running in cloud environments in the Middle East and Africa.
-Enterprises are evaluating their options to migrate from traditional IT environments to cloud deployments. While some workloads have begun to migrate to the cloud, large organisations still choose to retain their mission-critical systems on-site.
-For large enterprises, concerns over data security remains among the most important restraints, while smaller enterprises are still grappling with the total cost of cloud solutions, which they view as unaffordable, particularly for bandwidth-heavy applications.
-From an industry sector point of view, different verticals have taken different approaches to migration, with the retail sector leading the way through cloud implementations in both front-end and back-end applications.
-Financial services have been slow but cannot continue to ignore the significant cost savings associated with cloud computing.
-In light of these migration trends and vertical requirements across different enterprise sectors, cloud service providers need to address customer requirements, such as ensuring compliance (mostly vertical-specific) and meeting the system availability requirements of enterprises.

To present insight into the best practices of cloud computing migration in South Africa

To present an overview of the cloud computing market in South Africa in terms of cloud readiness, market revenues, and market drivers and restraints
To analyse the key enterprise cloud migration trends and expected cloud evolvement across retail, financial services, and manufacturing verticals
To understand best practices in enterprise cloud migration, covering key considerations and requirements
To present strategic recommendations for cloud service providers based on best practices and requirements

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