IDC projects cloud infrastructure spend will exceed $48 billion by 2020, as cloud increasingly becomes the standard for companies of all sizes wanting to drive new business opportunities and create better customer experiences. So we are excited to bring Ingram Micro Cloud Orchestrator to the Cloud Marketplace later this quarter, allowing our channel partners to help their end users take advantage of the business agility offered by cloud adoption.
Ingram Micro introduced Cloud Orchestrator at our 2017 Cloud Summit event in April, and it is currently available to our Odin Service Automation customers. Cloud Orchestrator automates and orchestrates the deployment and management of workloads to any cloud environment – whether you have on-premises cloud infrastructure, use one or more public cloud providers or have combined private and public cloud for a hybrid cloud environment.
According to a recent IDC Cloud View survey of 6,000 heavy cloud-using qualified respondents, 68% of the companies currently use private or public cloud for at least one or two applications. And, 73% of the companies have hybrid or multi-cloud initiatives underway or have plans to initiate their strategies within the next year. These companies have taken steps to move departmental or non-business critical workloads to the cloud using services from multiple public cloud providers and a mix of on-premises and public cloud resources. Only 31% of these companies, however, responded that they have mature in-house cloud capabilities.
Our service provider partners have a unique opportunity to assist organizations to execute their cloud strategies and provide guidance on infrastructure decisions for different types of applications and workloads. To do this, they need tools like Cloud Orchestrator to help simplify the tasks of migrating, consolidating and creating those workloads in hybrid or multi-cloud environments.
Cloud Orchestrator not only simplifies workload creation with a library of preconfigured blueprints, it also enables you to build your own or download open source blueprints. You can then instantly deploy your workload based on your choice of cloud. Cloud Orchestrator currently supports a number of leading cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Bluemix and VMware. Once you’ve deployed your workloads, you’re able to get a snapshot of your environment and access usage reports from the Cloud Orchestrator dashboard.
Whether you’re building and deploying new apps or migrating workloads to the cloud, Cloud Orchestrator reduces the complexity of customer cloud infrastructure management, decreases OPEX and enables faster, more efficient deployments.