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Going forward, enterprise customers will heavily invest in cloud-native platforms

In a report titled “Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update,” Gartner analysts highlighted the increasing trend of application modernization among enterprises. According to a recent survey, 45% of respondents stated that modernization of installed on-premises core enterprise applications is one of the top five priorities.

Gartner also predicted that by 2020, 75% of enterprise applications will follow the model of build instead of buy. This is an indication of organizations moving towards developing cloud-native, Software as a Service (SaaS) applications instead of buying shrink-wrapped or packaged applications.

The road to cloud-native computing
Going forward, enterprise customers will heavily invest in cloud-native platforms that will support them in developing and deploying modern, multi-tenant, elastic, and composite applications. Sensing this opportunity, traditional infrastructure vendors such as HP, Microsoft, VMware, and Red Hat started to invest in cloud-native platforms.

The recently formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation has almost every platform company except Microsoft. VMware and Pivotal are trying to stay relevant in the era of post-virtualization. Both VMware and Microsoft have significant investments in hypervisors and virtualization technology; interestingly, both have a similar approach to embrace and extend containerization.

At the recently held VMworld 2015 conference, VMware unveiled a set of new technologies that will enable customers to adopt the cloud-native paradigm while easily extending the legacy applications to containers. While Microsoft is pushing Windows Containers and Hyper-V Containers, VMware is betting on vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform.

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