Intelligent Data Centres Issue 3 - Page 17

DATA CENTRE PREDICTIONS DATA CLOUDS ARE GATHERING While the march to the cloud continues, business decision-makers are recognising that such a complex migration cannot happen overnight. Here, Julian Thomas, Principle Consultant at South Africa-based data solutions specialist, the PBT Group, talks to us about some of the influencing factors to a more slow- paced transition. T he tech industry has seen a whirlwind of adoption as new technologies emerge in this Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, there is an undoubtedly calmer approach, especially as business data gradually vapours into the cloud. In fact, there is no doubt that the future of the data centre lies in the cloud. As a result, as we move forward this year, we can expect a continued and renewed focus on moving on-premise data into the cloud environment and continued adoption of cloud-based data Issue 03 17