Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:
- How CI/CD and IaC Practices Factor into the New Cloud Order
- ISG Names CloudBolt a Rising Star in Hybrid Cloud Management
With that, onto this week’s news:
Bill Doerrfeld, DevOps, Aug. 31, 2021
“As IT’s digital footprint grows, its cloud footprint is rising both in size and complexity. As a result, most organizations have matured into multi-cloud operators. A multi-cloud approach empowers different divisions with the autonomy to select the right computing environment for their needs. It also enables a lift-and-shift ability to port workloads across cloud service providers (CSPs) when needed. Adopting a multi-cloud model could bring performance benefits, cost savings or better scalability, all while encouraging a more vendor-neutral stance.
We’re in a multi-cloud world. A recent HashiCorp study found three out of every four organizations are already multi-cloud. This is a staggering increase from just a few years ago when mono-cloud was more accepted, and operators had zombie-like allegiance to AWS. The uptick in multi-cloud signals the maturity of offerings at other CSPs, like Azure and GCP. It also signals differentiation among clouds as each hones in their unique value propositions.”
Greg Hanson, TechRadar, Aug. 30, 2021
“It is predicted that by 2025 there will have been 175 zettabytes of data generated, with machines already creating upwards of 40% of the world’s data annually. This exponential data growth is being driven by innovation, with many organizations widening their IoT networks and enhancing their cloud computing capabilities. The imminent arrival of 5G is set to be a major catalyst in this forecast, aided by an increasingly connected global population.
With this growth of data has come proliferation and fragmentation, which can significantly limit the value of the data insights extracted and used by companies. To truly achieve digital transformation and reap the rewards of effective data analytics, organizations require cloud solutions that enable them to seamlessly manage their ever-increasing volumes of information. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that while there is only one cloud, there are multiple cloud providers. Organizations commonly choose to work with multiple cloud partners to ensure cloud sourcing resilience, but this also creates complexity in a world where data must flow freely and be readily available, yet it becomes fragmented across multiple cloud locations.”
Christopher Tozzi, ITPro Today, Aug. 25, 2021
“Choosing a cloud provider is complicated enough when you plan to run all of your workloads within a single public cloud: You have to compare the various features and pricing schedules that different cloud providers offer to determine the best fit for your workloads. But if you’ve adopted a hybrid cloud solution, selecting a public cloud platform to help power your strategy is even more challenging. It requires comparing not only the core features of public clouds themselves, but also the services they offer related to hybrid cloud. Here’s some advice on how to choose a cloud provider when you’re building a hybrid cloud solution strategy.
If you want to build a hybrid cloud solution, then, one of the first steps is to decide which public cloud platform to use to deliver the public cloud services and/or infrastructure that will help power your hybrid cloud. As we’ve noted, this is a complex decision, given the many considerations at play in areas like features and pricing. You also need to think about not just how a cloud provider’s services work within its cloud, but also how they integrate with private infrastructure as part of a hybrid strategy.”