Scalability and agility, the ability to avoid long-term capitalizations of hardware and software, and efficiency have all been reasons why companies have moved more IT to the cloud. This has prompted industry analysts like Forrester’s Tracy Woo to say, “It’s well understood using cloud is necessary to stay competitive. The question most are weighing is when and should we be moving all of our workloads to the cloud?”
To no one’s surprise, Gartner forecasted spending on cloud computing to grow in 2021 by 23.1%, and the infrastructure portion of the market to grow by 38.4%. On the face of it, cloud computing is a low cost, fast way to build applications.
It’s fascinating to take a step back and look at how “the cloud” developed over the last two decades. There has been a lot of innovation that has sparked a new wave of technologies – from the boom in serverless technologies (allowing firms to scale and build platforms at speeds never seen before) to the evolution of cloud automation security.
Hybrid cloud figures prominently as companies continue to accelerate their digital transformation plans. Cloud experts share four key issues for IT leaders.
If you’re pressed for time, here’s a one-word executive summary of where hybrid cloud is headed in 2022: Everywhere.
King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre’s deployment of Oracle Cloud has allowed for more efficient data management, processing, integration and analysis.
While emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing an important role in the advancement of medical research, they are data-heavy and require a more complex digital infrastructure.
Enterprise cloud use cases are changing and expanding, and companies are now realizing new security challenges that need to be resolved. Cloud security solutions can include everything from new security tools to more advanced training to investing in new team strategies. See the tops trends cloud security experts are seeing in the market:
The rapid adoption of cloud services is driving enterprise customers to move their business-crucial applications and workloads into the cloud rather than on-premises and private data centers. Enterprise customers are starting to transform their WAN architecture to cloud-based networking. This change is driven by distributed and remote connectivity needs.
As the world spins towards 2022, it is clear that the new year will see our reliance on cloud technologies becoming more vital than ever before. Advances with the cloud and its offerings will significantly impact how the coming year takes shape. Our crystal ball reveals an opportunity to forecast trends and grasp developments already taking shape. Here are five trends I expect to see in 2022.
No one doubts the value of cloud computing, but it doesn’t mean that cloud services providers can’t improve performance. How can they make life for their enterprise clients easier? Enterprises continue to flock to the cloud, anxious to eliminate huge capital expenses in data centers — but should we demand more from cloud providers?
Although cloud computing has been pervasive for the best part of two decades, investment in its infrastructure by big companies remains sluggish, as many industries cling on to old technologies.
We explain how cloud storage works and the measures put in place to ensure your files are kept safe and secure. These days it’s very convenient to store files in the cloud because you can access them from any of your devices – or even someone else’s. All you need is an internet connection and a web browser.
Think back to the days when we had to store everything locally on our computers. Thumb drives and external hard drives helped, but it was cumbersome. Today, everything syncs right to cloud storage. Is it safe to store personal documents like your ID, financial info, or medical files in the cloud?
The beautiful thing about cloud is one can switch providers, or reduce risk by having components platformed by different providers. Choice is a wonderful thing. Enterprises are taking advantage of today’s range of choices — and seeing marked improvements in software productivity as well.
When cloud computing first became widely available, the advantages were clear: ease of use, unlimited capacity, availability, and flexible pricing. Suddenly, enterprises didn’t have to worry about capacity planning or the cumbersome and expensive process of setting up data centers.
Are you overspending on cloud services? If your organization is like most, you are — you just may not know it. But there are strategies to optimize cloud forecasting, purchasing, and managing to save significant time and investment.