IT - Cloud

Confluent's Dan Rosanova shares his top tips for creating a cloud roadmap

"What is a cloud roadmap and why is it important to have one?

Moving to the cloud is never going to be an easy task for any team. It's a large scale infrastructure project that requires an immense amount of time investment that only increases with the scale and complexity of the environment. There are too many moving parts and tactical steps to move it all at once while not losing sight of the long-term objectives and business reasons for moving to the cloud..."

The worldwide public cloud market is set to withstand coronavirus-caused market contraction, with revenue projected to reach $257.9 billion in 2020, a 6.3% increase over last year

"The largest cloud market, software as a service revenue is expected to grow 2.6% reaching $104.7 billion this year. Infrastructure as a service is also expected to maintain strong growth, reaching $50.4 billion, up 13.4% year-over-year.

The greatest expected growth is in the desktop as a service market where revenue is set to almost double, reaching $1.2 billion in 2020, well over last year's $616 million. Growth in the segment is attributable to the increase in the remote workforce and the proliferation of apps no longer running on premise, Sid Nag, research vice president at Gartner, told CIO Dive. With applications running in the back-end of cloud data centers, the desktop is no longer as rich of a functionality..."

Public Cloud Revenue To Grow 6.3% In 2020 -Gartner
Information Age, July 23rd, 2020
Gartner predicts public cloud revenue to grow significantly in 2020, with Desktop-as-a-Service expected to secure the highest growth in this market as enterprises' need to support remote workers and cut costs

"Public cloud revenue is forecast to grow 6.3% in 2020 to total $257.9 billion, up from $242.7 billion in 2019, according to Gartner.

Within the worldwide public cloud services market, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is expected to have the most significant growth in 2020, increasing 95.4% to $1.2 billion.

DaaS offers an inexpensive option for organisations that are supporting the surge of remote workers and their need to securely access enterprise applications from multiple devices and locations.

'When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, there were a few initial hiccups but cloud ultimately delivered exactly what it was supposed to,' said Sid Nag, research vice president at Gartner..."

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