Weekly CloudNews: Multi-Cloud’s Impact on Infrastructure Spending

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

Earlier this week, Nilesh Deo looked at how CloudBolt helps customers integrate SSO and SAML2 systems and we explored eight factors for consideration when choosing cloud management solutions.

With that, onto this week’s news:

Multi-cloud is sucking up infrastructure spend

Nick Farrell, Fudzilla, June 9, 2020

“NTT’s ‘2020 Global Network Insights Report’ has found that as businesses move applications to multi-cloud environments, investment in the cloud is outpacing organisations’ on-premises infrastructure spend.

The report said that this has caused refresh and upgrade patterns to slow down, with many businesses choosing to continue to sweat network assets and to slow investment in re-architecting their on-premises network and security infrastructure. As a result, there has been an increase in obsolete and unpatched network devices containing software vulnerabilities, introducing risk, and exposing the organisation to information security threats.”

How Cloud Is Enabling Autonomous Systems

Lisa Morgan, InformationWeek, June 8, 2020

“Organizations have been forced to use cloud services more than they’d planned as the result of COVID-related executive orders. The longer-term impact is that enterprises will be moving more of their enterprise applications to SaaS models, building more apps in the cloud, moving more data into the cloud and adopting a lot more cloud services, including autonomous resources.

‘Enterprise processes are moving from automated to autonomous. The difference is in automating some components of a process to automating the entire process end to end,’ said Sanjay Srivastava, chief digital officer at global professional services firm Genpact. ‘We’re seeing autonomous systems in so many areas now, from data center operations to online commerce, from IoT-enabled edge applications to fully autonomous enterprise processes like finance and accounting.’”

Google Cloud signs deal with the UK government

Bobby Hellard, IT Pro, June 3, 2020

“Google Cloud has entered into an agreement with the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to provide cloud computing to the country’s public sector agencies. 

The purpose of the MoU is to make it easier and more affordable for public sector agencies to use the full range of Google Cloud services for digital transformation. CCS, the UK Cabinet Office executive agency and trading fund, approached Google in 2019 to discuss cloud services.  The result is an agreement that aims to open up the cloud services market to more suppliers to provide the best value for public sector agencies investing in the technology. Google Cloud has even confirmed a discount for qualifying public sector bodies based on aggregated cloud service demand and their expected spend.  The MoU will also include access to Google Cloud’s managed and serverless offerings, such as its comprehensive hybrid and multi-cloud services and Anthos.”

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