Expected Cloud Themes in Asia Pacific through 2025

Asia Pacific organizations are maturing in their use of cloud, data, and new technologies to drive greater efficiencies, deliver on innovation, and value creation. These will increase their focus on automation, cloud management, FinOps, sustainability, sovereignty, and cost management. There are growing concerns though that are placing greater pressure on budgets which require organizations to ensure the greater alignment and collaboration between IT and business to deliver on achieving business goals. With strong headwinds on the horizon and recessionary pressures rising, organizations are expected to derive greater benefits from their cloud deployments beyond typical gains such as IT productivity. Some predictions by IDC on this theme are as below:

  • Sovereign Cloud: By 2025, 30% of the A2000 will move 10% of their workloads to a sovereign cloud provider to address data, technical, and operational requirements.
  • Autonomous Operations: By 2027, 45% of companies will save over $1 million a year using event-driven automation to improve resiliency, reduce repetitive IT ops tasks, and moving to a fully autonomous digital infrastructure.
  • Deployment Consistency: By 2025, 75% of organizations will favor technology partners that can provide a consistent application deployment experience across cloud, edge, and dedicated environments.
  • Multicloud Data: By 2025, 40% of the A2000 will adopt multi-cloud data logistic platforms to enable active data migration between hyper-scalers to optimize costs, reduce vendor dependencies and improve governance.
  • Network Transit: By 2026, 55% of enterprises will adopt cloud WANs and transit networks to improve the availability, latency, performance, reliability, and scale of their cloud and edge applications and workloads.
  • Specialized Infrastructure: By 2027, 70% of organizations will invest in specialized cloud-based performance intensive computing environments to gain agility, scale and faster business insights.
  • Cyber Recovery: By 2027, 30% of the A2000 will adopt cyber recovery as-a-service (CRaaS) as ransomware attacks increase and require sophisticated recovery strategies not readily available through DIY efforts.
  • Cloud Sustainability: By 2024, 60% of IT buyers will make their decision to work with a cloud services provider on their ability to demonstrate how they can help reduce their client’s indirect carbon emissions.
  • AI-Assisted Development: By 2027, AI will dramatically increase developer velocity by automatically generating code to meet functional business requirements for 70% of new digital solutions in production.
  • Cost Optimization: Complexities of digital business and IT budget pressures will drive 60% of A1000 companies by 2024 to increase FinOps maturity with granular chargebacks, benchmarking, and multiple cloud optimization.