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

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With that, onto this week’s news:

Why hybrid cloud is here to stay

Naomi Eide, CIO Dive, April 22, 2021

“The underlying problem is, data is directly woven into the legacy application logic, which impacts when and how businesses can move them, according to Whitehurst. 

What’s important is creating a hybrid bridge that takes technologies core to critical business processes and ties them to innovation a business is putting into the cloud, said Drobisewski. Hybrid is a piece of this, enabling workloads across the spectrum of technology. What’s next for businesses is a slower rate of cloud adoption as organizations take stock of what they’ve enabled and how it fits into their long-term plans. 

Post-pandemic, people want optionality to sit back and think through their three-to five-year tech strategies, according to Wassenaar.”

The hybrid-cloud mainframe: What it means for enterprise apps

David Lithicum, TechBeacon, April 27, 2021

“Migrating to the cloud? What will you do with your mainframe-based applications? Traditional options include refactor/rewrite, rip-and-replace or rehosting. Luckily, a new approach is coming into vogue, one where you can partition, refactor, and then move mainframe apps. Parts of the application run on the mainframe, and parts run as cloud-native applications. 

Using this technique, you’re running a distributed application that is essentially a hybrid-cloud mainframe. On the cloud side you can leverage any modern development platforms, such as containers/Kubernetes, serverless, CI/CD tools, etc., or even use cloud-native databases as augmented storage or as a complete replacement. This is becoming a popular technique.”

Gartner sees surge in public cloud spend as CIOs shed migration inhibitions

James Bourne, CloudTech, April 21, 2021

“The task for 2021 is to make even more use of the cloud. Global spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 18.4% next year to total $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion in 2020, according to Gartner. The analyst says companies have more IT to do and less money to do it, so they will spend on areas such as the cloud to help accelerate digital business.

Software as a service (SaaS) continues to be the largest bucket, representing almost 37% of total spend in 2021. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) represents almost a quarter, with platform as a service (PaaS) at 17.9% and business process as a service (BPaaS) at 15%. In terms of growth, desktop as a service (DaaS) will see the highest growth in 2021, at 67.7% year on year. Of the larger segments, IaaS – at 38.5% – is best performing.”

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