Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:
- Strong Management is MIA: Avoiding Cloud Cost Sins
- How Organizations Can Leverage Cloud Integration Platform Technologies
With that, onto this week’s news:
Padraic O’Reilly, DevOps, March 2, 2021
“According to Gartner, by 2022, 30% of all security teams will have increased the number of employees working remotely on a permanent basis and by 2023, 40% of all enterprise workloads will be deployed in cloud infrastructure and platform services. The distributed cloud enables organizations to provide products and services when they’re needed in this era of work-from-anywhere, whether to their employees or customers.
Even in sectors such as energy and utilities, which are historically heavily reliant on standard on-premises installations and had often avoided cloud adoption, business leaders are realizing the value of migration, especially in light of the global pandemic. These businesses are able to deliver digital products with speed, experiment with tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) to increase productivity and to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) across assets, among other benefits. Still, cloud migration risks abound, and new challenges may arise. A risk that cannot be ignored is the cybersecurity risk. Meeting regulatory IT compliance and managing risks involved with cloud computing are top challenges facing those migrating their workloads to the cloud.”
Sean Donaldson, CIO, March 1, 2021
“In fact, in a recent study, more than eight in 10 organizations said the cloud is more important today than it was one year ago.
It’s worth noting that the complexity of the cloud environment is growing nearly as fast as the adoption rate. Organizations looking to move workloads such as their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to the cloud face a growing number of options when it comes to selecting a cloud provider. And each cloud provider offers a variety of configurations, features, and tools. With all of this in mind, organizations moving workloads to the cloud would be well served to look for a partner that understands their unique needs, such as a managed services provider (MSP).”
Tom Merritt, TechRepublic, March 1, 2021
“Most everybody’s doing it. That doesn’t always mean it’s the right thing to do but it does have momentum–60.9% of organizations globally are either piloting or already using hybrid cloud according to NTT.
If you’re not using it, you’re planning to. Of those surveyed by NTT, 32.7% said they plan to push for a hybrid cloud solution in the next two years.”