Weekly CloudNews: Ensuring the Cloud Shift Optimizes Costs


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

Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:

With that, onto this week’s news:

From capex to opex: Ensuring the cloud shift optimises costs

Roger Osterberg, CloudTech News, Nov. 3, 2020

“One of the biggest drivers for moving to opex – and in particular the cloud – is optimising costs. However, this optimisation won’t happen automatically. Cloud spend is just as vulnerable to waste as any other investment. Indeed, the most recent Insight Intelligent Technology Index revealed that almost a third (30%) of cloud spend is wasted on unused services.

Another factor preventing optimisation is a lack of visibility and control over costs. A capex approach to investing in on-premises physical or private cloud architecture makes this relatively simple. You know exactly what resources are available because you have the invoices. Yet with opex, any part of the business could potentially invest in the services they need at a moment’s notice; meaning costs that, while necessary, are entirely invisible to IT and so can’t be optimised.”

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The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2021

Bernard Marr, Forbes, Nov. 2, 2020 

“No trend is more relevant to this than cloud computing. Cloud is the backbone of the data-driven, app-based tech ecosystem that has been vital in helping us manage this change. Everything from contact tracing to home delivery services, remote medicine, and working (and playing) from home has been revolutionized by cloud services.

Throughout 2021, we can expect to see the rate of this change accelerate as more businesses get to grips with adopting cloud models, and delivery of data from the cloud to our devices becomes more integral to our daily lives. Here are some of the ways in which I can see this playing out over the course of 2021:

Multi-cloud approaches will lead to a breakdown of barriers between providers…”

Cloud deployments to rocket ahead in 2021 after dizzying growth during the pandemic

Esther Shein, Tech Republic, Nov. 2, 2020

“No matter what cloud segment you look at—BPaaS, PaaS, SaaS, IaaS and DaaS—thanks to the dizzying growth of cloud computing during the pandemic, all will continue an upward trajectory in 2021.

Public cloud services have been the one bright spot in IT spending in 2020, according to Gartner, particularly when the pandemic began last March. The firm is predicting that IT spending on public cloud will only continue to increase next year.”

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