IT - Cloud

Security leaders can evaluate the emerging technologies on this Hype Cycle to secure cloud computing.

Cloud adoption was on the rise well before the pandemic, and Gartner now predicts public cloud deployments will outnumber private data center workloads by the end of this year. With this growth comes the urgent need to improve secure access to the web, cloud services and cloud-native applications.

'Cloud-first strategies are now common, even among risk-averse organizations,' says Tom Croll, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner. 'However, execution remains impeded by a lack of necessary skills and tools to ensure secure cloud computing deployments.'

Best Cloud Migration Service 2021
ZDNet, September 7th, 2021
This article shows you our pick of services that can help you fight lock-in and switch to other providers. This may well be a must-read for any IT operation increasing its reliance on the cloud.

"According to statistics aggregator service Statistica, organizations used an average of 80 cloud applications in 2020, up from 16 just three years before. With this level of investment and reliance on cloud-based services, both users and companies will inevitably want to move from cloud service to cloud service.

I've written before about how cloud vendors can capriciously change their policies and pricing and how lock-in can arise out of cloud reliance. Once you're fully invested (and therefore fully reliant) on the cloud, this can be a real problem..."

Cloud Computing Market To Reach $1,251.09 Billion By 2028
HelpNet Security, September 8th, 2021
The global cloud computing market size is expected to reach $1,251.09 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 19.1% over the forecast period, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research

"This growth can be attributed to several factors, including digital transformation across various industries, a surge in internet penetration, and big data consumption in various verticals. Increasing adoption of 5G, IoT, and AI is expected to further support the growth of the market for cloud computing.

The IaaS segment is expected to register the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the increased adoption of multi-cloud due to benefits, such as scalability and fast data accessibility..."

Public clouds are changing the way we look at IT, no matter if you're using cloud computing or not.

"Remember when there was a distinct difference between public clouds and systems you could see and touch in your data center? This is no longer the case.

The lines are blurring between traditional systems, meaning hardware and software purchased or licensed for millions of dollars in sunk costs to sit in your own physical data centers, and the public clouds with their flexibility, scalability, and instant provisioning..."

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