Is the cloud space at a pivotal point, and if so, where will it go in five to ten years?

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Senior Vice President - Advanced Engineering & Data Analytics in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
We will see hybrid cloud, including multi-cloud, for the next five to ten years at least but the hybrid mix will change. The big conglomerates will always adopt a multi-cloud set-up even for public cloud. They will not just fixate on GCP, AWS, Oracle Cloud or IBM. You will always find two or three hyperscalers or cloud providers in a big enterprise. 

Another change we’ll see is that instead of having 70% of workloads in their own data centers or in a hosted environment, that split will become the opposite. Today, it's typically 70/30, with 30% on public cloud and 70% on-premises, but eventually it will be the other way around. And the percentage that is on-premises will slowly go down to 10% in the next ten years.
Executive VP & COO in Retail, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
New companies will be born and grow in the cloud and they will never have an on-prem infrastructure.
Chief Information Technology Officer in Finance (non-banking), 51 - 200 employees
It will become the standard for application deployment, whether in the public or private (externally visible) clouds. Currently the market is aggressively shifting towards using it and a lot of the reservations from the past regarding compliance and reliability are fading away.
C-Suite in Construction, 51 - 200 employees
Hi. I believe that cloud space will gain more and more momentum and market share over the years. However on premise or hybrid will have it’s share of the pie for highly critical transactional services as well as for highly demanding real time applications requiring very low latency applications that would require edge computing…
Chief Technology Officer in Education, 501 - 1,000 employees
No the cloud space is not at a pivotal point. The success of the cloud is well established and the direction and momentum in that direction is firmly established. 

It's hard to predict what will happen in this space over the next 5 to 10 years other than what I consider to be the obvious and safe thing - more migration to the cloud and further cloud market growth.

I don't have a crystal ball or any unique insight on the matter but I think over the next 5 - 10 years cloud providers will further differentiate themselves via proprietary hardware, chipsets, and core systems capabilities, especially in the area of AI offerings. I think quantum computing will play some role in reshaping the cloud and the cloud will move beyond the traditional data center to near-earth-satellites and to the edge within the IOT. What we call the cloud today will have a new definition and different physical and functional boundaries. 

With that said I'm looking forward to reading this back in 10 years and laughing at how wrong I was.
Chief Enterprise Architect in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
Cloud is matured and will continue to grow and mature. It will be more omnipresent from edge to everything with more smooth operations to manage in seamless way. Cloud will offer extension to on premise infrastructure like Outpost etc. It will be hybrid and multi-cloud but better tooling, management, portability with decentralization and customer centricity ... more choices ...

With rise of super cloud, another possible outcome will be purpose built cloud, verticals and full stack. I think VDI will take more prominence and used. Security and Data isolation, vaults with stronger policies, temporal nature, context, local ... convergence of Data and Apps ....

Who knows ???
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Senior Vice President - Advanced Engineering & Data Analytics in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees

The term is Supercloud as defined by the cloud evangelist. The current era
is Hybrid cloud ( on prem and public) evolving into Muti Cloud (More public with multiple Hyperscalars) and next era is managing the complexity through interoperable super cloud with window
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