Weekly CloudNews: COVID “Next Normal” Impacting Cloud Moves

Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Earlier this week, we looked at how to combat 10 multi-cloud management complexities, the return of our Quick Tips series, why you need cloud governance, plus a recap of our CEO Jeff Kukowski’s recent interview with TFiR.io.

With that, onto this week’s news:

COVID’s ‘Next Normal’ Fueling Cloud Migration 

George Leopold, Enterprise AI, Aug. 18, 2020

“The vendor survey released on Tuesday (Aug. 18) found that 58 percent of those polled are moving some infrastructure to the cloud in response to the pandemic. Of those, 17 percent are planning to move their entire software stack to the cloud.

Meanwhile, 75 percent said the pandemic has convinced them to move at least some infrastructure to the cloud, ‘representing a dramatic shift in strategy and further adoption towards the cloud,’ Codefresh asserted.”

More Enterprises Deploy Hybrid IT for Cost Optimization

David H. Deans, Digital Lifescapes, Aug. 17, 2020

“As the impact of the global pandemic disrupted enterprise operations, more CIOs and CTOs determined that their highest priority was maintaining existing IT services. For many, that meant scaling-up public cloud services and enhancing the management of on-premises IT resources.

The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 6.3 percent in 2020 to reach a total spend of $257.9 billion — that’s up from $242.7 billion in 2019, according to the latest global market study by Gartner.”

Hybrid cloud and low-code approaches gained favor during Covid-19 crisis

Joe McKendrick, ZDNet, Aug. 15, 2020

“The KPG-HFS survey was conducted in two parts — the first in March and April, when the crisis first hit, and the follow-up was in May-June, as things settled down a bit. Cloud adoption received a huge boost as a result of the crisis. A majority, 56% agree that cloud migration has become an ‘absolute necessity. Instead of piecemeal migrations of small datasets,’ the study’s co-authors, Cliff Justice of KPMG and Phil Fersht of HFS, state. 

Interestingly, however, IT leaders have turned their emphasis to hybrid cloud adoption over multi-cloud implementations. This may reflect a need to prioritize leveraging existing assets and infrastructure. ‘Major enterprises are planning to adopt this architectural cloud approach in the future to reduce risk of service disruption, and extend the corporate network and functional workloads, take advantage of the best available services,’ Justice and Fersht state.”

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