i am red hat"As 2014 comes to a close, we asked Red Hat executives and subject matter experts to weigh in with their thoughts on what they expect to see happen in the world of tech in 2015. We’ve grouped predictions from these experts on many topics, including:

  •     Big data
  •     Business of tech
  •     Cloud computing
  •     Containers
  •     Developers and application development
  •     Internet of Things
  •     Mobile
  •     OpenStack
  •     Security
  •     Software-defined datacenter"

Here are some of favorites:

  1. Open source has made software affordable and plentiful. Cloud computing has made hardware cost-effective and plentiful. That leaves developer time and attention as the greatest constraint in an IT organization. - Gunnar Hellekson, chief strategist, U.S. Public Sector
  2. xPaaS will grow in interest and adoption, with developers wanting more and more core services and applications within their cloud deployment environments. - Mark Little, vice president, software engineering, Middleware
  3. In 2015, IT operations departments will learn about containers and the technology will scare the heck out of them. How do you manage containerized applications? How do you secure them? What about provenance? Today, Linux containers provide all the things that developers care about but not the things that operations teams care about. In the coming year, we predict that these apps will go from development to production and it will be a day of reckoning. - David Egts, chief technologist, U.S. Public Sector
  4. People will realize that microservices is SOA and that all of the problems we've solved within SOA, such as coordination, contract definitions etc. can be applied here too, so we don't have to reinvent the wheel. - Mark Little, vice president, software engineering, Middleware
  5. Microservices: a better way to build apps? 2015 will be the year when containers and PaaS become synonymous through microservices and direct-to-developer value. - Mike Ferris, senior director, Business Architecture
  6. 2014 saw organizations accepting DevOps as the standard prescription for their agility problems. The DevOps discussions in 2015 will focus on how Platform-as-a-Service is the right tool to help maximize the benefits of DevOps through standardization and higher order automation. - Krishnan Subramanian, director, strategy, OpenShift
  7. As people move from learning about the DevOps journey and DevOps culture to implementation, there will be a drive towards standardization around DevOps tools and processes. - William Henry, DevOps Strategy lead
  8. 2015 sees continued mobile platform consolidation. One or two more significant mobile platform acquisitions will happen, and mobile capabilities will become a more significant battleground in the PaaS wars. - Mike Piech, general manager, Middleware

Read the whole collection:  Gazing into the crystal ball: Red Hatters offer tech predictions for 2015 (Part 1) and part 2.

Last updated: February 7, 2024