Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
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With that, onto this week’s news:
Kyle Wiggers, VentureBeat, June 18, 2021
“The cloud has practically limitless potential in the data storage, server, and networking software domains, whether because of operating cost, speed, ease of use, or security and reliability advantages. A report from Multisoft claims that 80% of companies report operation improvements within the first few months of adopting the cloud. That’s perhaps why Gartner anticipated that revenue from the cloud sector will jump to $331 billion by 2022, up from $175 billion in 2018.
But “the hybrid cloud” is a nebulous phrase that glosses over the nuances of the technology. While some cloud operations reside on “public cloud” platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, others leverage a combination of on-premises hardware or even a mixture of public clouds and private datacenters. The complexity of configurations can be a barrier to enterprises on the cusp of adoption, particularly in light of the talent gap. A recent 451 Research survey found that 90% of organizations are experiencing a shortage of cloud-related skills.”
Betsy Amy-Vogt, SiliconANGLE, June 21, 2021
“Today, data is arguably more critical to business success than traditional physical assets. As computing faces the pressures of a data-driven era, theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, reviews some of the milestone moments in enterprise data storage and explores the evolution of today’s emerging hybrid solutions.
As with everything it touches, cloud brought the need for agility to the storage world. Faced with the fear of obsolescence, executives that had previously left the IT department to its own devices came looking for data insights to streamline operations and fulfill customer needs. In turn, chief data officers sought storage solutions to address the demand for faster analysis of growing data in an increasingly dispersed environment.”
Rob Lemos, TechBeacon, June 21, 2021
“The pandemic—and its impact on companies and their workers—has accelerated the overall transformation of most businesses. The shift of data and applications to cloud is a prime example. While IT budgets fell by more than 4% in 2020, spending on public cloud was up 19%, and spending on cloud security rose 33%, said the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
Companies that once had conservative multi-year plans to move applications and infrastructure to the cloud—along with the attendant data—emerged from 2020 with more aggressive plans. Rather than their infrastructure consisting of 10% to 20% cloud, companies now have flipped that to 80% in the cloud. And when applications can instantly be spun up, replaced or scaled, the criticality of business data only increases, said John Yeoh, global vice president of research for the CSA. Cloud service providers are getting better at helping companies manage that data, but many holes remain.”