Multi-cloud trends and strategy: An executive summary
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything into disarray on a massive scale. Yet, it turned out to be a boon for the cloud computing business. When a global lockdown was imposed to contain the pandemic, businesses were obliged to change their working models to "Work from Home" to keep their operations running.
Cloud - A lifebuoy for business sustenance
Organizations were forced to pivot, relook at their business strategies and acknowledge that cloud is indeed a vital game-changer. This traction drew more businesses to cloud-based services for digital transformation and as a means of keeping businesses afloat in difficult times. Even organizations that have not yet adopted a cloud-first strategy agree with this.
Today, the most agile businesses are increasing their cloud usage to tackle everyday problems. If enterprises are to optimize cloud, they should identify the potential areas in their businesses where cloud services can boost resilience and agility. This can help them reassess their strategy to emerge stronger in the post-COVID era. Businesses will be well-prepared to implement cloud for a variety of needs if security and automation are prioritized. Understanding the risks and benefits of implementing a cloud strategy can help businesses succeed during the pandemic and beyond.
One solution. Multiple benefits
Industry indicators show that there is a growing appetite for cloud usage. To ensure high performance and accessibility, organizations have transferred not just external, but also internal enterprise applications to the cloud. In turn, this enables them to achieve decarbonization targets, flexibility, security, and reliability while reducing total cost of ownership.
One of the main benefits of cloud computing is that it enables business continuity, even in the event of a disaster. Other benefits of the cloud include assistance in launching new digital customer experiences and providing analytics at a lower cost than traditional technology platforms.
The expansion of cloud-based services in recent years has necessitated public providers to step up their game and provide end-customers with more scalable, highly accessible, resilient, and fault-tolerant services. These emerging trends in the fast-changing cloud computing market can help with digital corporate decision-making, vendor and technology platform selection, and investment plans.
The expansion of cloud-based services in recent years has necessitated public providers to step up their game and provide end-customers with more scalable, highly accessible, resilient, and fault-tolerant services.
Watch this space
In the next few weeks, we will be discussing multi-cloud features as we explore key technology adoptions, patterns, and business use cases to help you modernize and digitize your applications. This comparison can help you take an informed decision as you select the best cloud platform adoption strategy for your business requirements.
The points presented in this blog series are based on Atos capabilities and extensive market knowledge, as well as our experiences building and maintaining our customers' hybrid and multi-technology application platforms.