Public cloud revenue will reach $500 billion in 2023: The key factors driving it
The pace of cloud computing adoption will accelerate as more organizations explore hybrid IT strategies. CIOs and CTOs will fine-tune the mix of on-premises and managed cloud services for their user's varied applications and workloads.
Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will more than double over the 2019-2023 forecast period, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
With a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3 percent, public...
How does privileged access security work on AWS and other public clouds?
Bottom line: Amazon’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) centralises identity roles, policies and Config Rules yet doesn’t go far enough to provide a Zero Trust-based approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM) that enterprises need today.
AWS provides a baseline level of support for Identity and Access Management at no charge as part of their AWS instances, as do other public cloud providers. Designed to provide customers with...
A tale of two oligopolies: How JEDI illustrates the need for multi-cloud
Opinion The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI for short, has been mired in controversy ever since the US government opened it up for bidding. The $10bn cloud computing contract is at the centre of the Pentagon’s modernisation project and is set to completely overhaul its information technology systems.
This is the largest public cloud contract in history, and whichever provider is chosen will provide the digital infrastructure for the world’s most powerful defense department. The...
How public cloud will become the driving force for connected cars
Opinion The cars we drive today are very different to the first models introduced in the late 1800s. Every aspect of the driving experience has evolved, innovating to meet customer needs, industry standards and to ensure passenger safety. Our new cars now offer voice assistants, can be fuelled by electric power, and typically include satellite navigation and collision detection as standard.
How public cloud continues to drive demand for cybersecurity solutions
Ongoing investment in cybersecurity solutions continues to grow. According to the latest worldwide market study by Canalys, cybersecurity solutions for public cloud and 'as a service' accelerated in the first quarter of 2019. Those deployment models collectively grew 46 percent year-on-year.
These type of solutions accounted for 17.6 percent of the total cybersecurity market value -- that's up from 13.8 percent in the same period a year ago. Virtual security appliances and agent solutions also...
IDC: Global spending on public cloud services and infrastructure to reach £398bn in 2023
The latest IDC study suggests that global spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will be more than double by 2023, mainly driven by digital transformation deployments. According to the market researcher, spending will grow at a rate of 22.3 per cent from $229b (£182b) in 2019 to nearly $500b (£398b) in 2023.
Eileen Smith, programme director at IDC, said: “Adoption of public (shared) cloud services continues to grow rapidly. Enterprises, especially in professional services,...
Joyent bids farewell to the public cloud in ‘difficult’ decision
It was one of the most innovative early-stage cloud vendors – but Joyent’s public cloud offering will be no more.
The company announced its departure from the public cloud space in a blog post today, scaling back its availability to customers of its single-tenant cloud offering.
Tipping the scales in the cloud: From security risk to security’s friend
Cloud first, that’s the mantra for many organisations today. So, how curious that there was once a time when adoption was not so straightforward.
Many saw the cloud as an experimental technology suitable for nothing more important than storing holiday photos, while others cited security and compliance concerns as obstacles to adoption.
Re-host, re-platform or replace: Which public cloud approach is right for your business?
Digital transformation continues to create opportunities for UK businesses. As uncertainty remains the mood of Britain, companies are prioritising transformation programmes to ensure continued growth. Many see digital transformation as key to becoming more competitive and a necessity to keep up with a rapidly changing business environment, and for many the cloud is critical to its success.
For years, CIOs have been caught in an 80/20 IT spending trap: 80% of the budget going to ongoing support, leaving only...
Why the antidote for multi-cloud complexity is a unified management strategy
Start counting off the benefits of multi-cloud and you soon run out of fingers; avoiding vendor lock-in, matching the right tool for the job, democratised access to stakeholders, balancing performance and cost, geographically aligning workloads to name just five.
Yet there’s always a catch. With management of multiple clouds, one of the big gotchas is complexity. A recent MIT Technology Review/VMware study
Uncovering the insight behind Gartner’s $331 billion public cloud forecast
Gartner is predicting the worldwide public cloud services market will grow from $182.4 billion in 2018 to $214.3bn in 2019, a 17.5% jump in just a year.
- Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud service market will grow from $182.4bn in 2018 to $331.2bn in 2022, attaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%
- Spending on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is predicted to increase from $30.5bn in 2018 to $38.9bn in 2019, growing 27.5% in a year
- Platform as a service (PaaS) spending is predicted to grow from $15.6bn in 2018 to $19B in 2019, growing 21.8% in a...
How to simplify and accelerate multi-cloud strategies with SDN
Hybrid cloud is becoming the go-to approach to cloud because it gives enterprises the best of both private and public cloud. They gain the security and reliability of private cloud for mission-critical data and applications, while also benefitting from the cost-efficiency and flexibility of public cloud. According to a 451...
Cloudera looks to being a true multi-cloud home and calls out Amazon as primary competitor
Cloudera posted total revenues of $144.5 million (£108.9m) for its most recent quarter, and while it may have disappointed investors, the company said its ‘enterprise data cloud’ strategy with Hortonworks on board will help turn things around.
Of total revenues for the quarter ending January 31 – up 36% from this time last year – 85% of it came from subscriptions, while the remainder came from...
How businesses can capitalise on a multi-cloud IT strategy with SD-WAN
Enterprises are continuing to accelerate the migration of workloads to public cloud service providers – such as AWS, Azure, Oracle and Google – often as part of an overall digital transformation and cloud-first IT strategy. According to LogicMonitor, more...
Why the future of application deployment is not a binary choice
Last year, an interesting headline appeared on Forbes.com: On-premise is dead. Long live on-premise. The author explained that although public cloud is pervasive, on-prem is certainly not dead. Pundits who declared on-prem computing dead and buried several years ago started to backtrack in 2018.
Industry analysts seem to agree. Now it looks...
How a multi-cloud approach works and what it means for your organisation: A guide
A recent IDG survey reported that 89% of businesses have, or plan to, invest in digital initiatives this year. But despite the buzz around digital transformation, implementing it isn’t always smooth sailing – only 44% fully adopted the approach. Introducing new company-wide initiatives can be a daunting prospect for leaders,...
The Cloudera-Hortonworks $5.2bn merger analysed: Challenges, competition and opportunities
When Cloudera and Hortonworks, two of the biggest big data behemoths, first announced they were coming together in a $5.2 billion blockbuster merger in October, the questions were almost infinite. Yet the most important two seemed to be: why now? And what does the future hold?
Exploring the benefits and challenges of hyperconverged and software-defined storage
The verdict on software-defined, hyperconverged and cloud storage from DataCore is in: while hyperconverged is making inroads organisations are struggling, while software-defined storage is seeing a greater number of use cases.
This analysis may not come as a huge surprise given DataCore’s primary business line is through software-defined. Yet the study, which polled 400 IT professionals who were currently using or...
Analyst note indicates Alibaba Cloud 'force to be reckoned with' in APAC and beyond
Alibaba Cloud is naturally dominant in the locally-dominated Chinese cloud market - but it's gaining significantly in the rest of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, according to the latest note from data and analytics firm GlobalData.
APAC cloud services, according to the analyst house, will hit $55.2 billion in 2022 at a CAGR of 27.7%. This will be driven by an 'insatiable' trend of product launches by cloud providers drawing on the next wave of cloud services and technologies, including artificial...