Getting Cirrus about Cloud
As we rapidly approach two decades of hyper scalers, what role do resellers play in leaping?
“I do honestly hope that we are past the ‘why cloud’ conversation,” Matthew Smith, Ten10’s Head of Cloud & DevOps Practices, tells me. “I think we’re probably entering into the ‘well actually, should you be using cloud for that workload’ phase.” That may well be the most succinct summary of an industry I’ve come across and some might argue a better job that I could have done. Regardless of who said it, the core principle is true, the cloud has been widely embraced by businesses of all ilks. According to Statistica, 60% of corporate data was stored in the cloud in 2022, and the public cloud market is expected to reach a $637 billion valuation at the end of this year. So instead of asking about adoption, I’ll ask the next question in the queue: What are the trends we can expect in 2024? “Not much has changed in the trends of cloud,” said Mark Grindey, CEO of Zeus Cloud. “But it does seem as if cloud is gradually distancing itself from traditional virtual machines and virtual private servers and is now heading towards containerisation instead. “The cloud leaning towards containerisation is a beneficial change, though. The appeal of containerisation lies in the ability to enable easy management and scaling whilst still optimising resource utilisation.
“Due to cloud leaning towards containerisation, such as Kubernetes, there have been a few improvements in that particular sector. One key improvement that has come through in cloud technology is in multi-cloud and hybrid deployments. “Containerisation and Kubernetes have made some big strides in supporting multi-cloud and hybrid deployments more seamlessly. Improvements in tools and functionalities within Kubernetes have made it easier to manage clusters across different cloud providers and on-premises environments.” “With many businesses rushing to the cloud in the wake of the pandemic, enterprises have finally had the time to take a step back and evaluate how they can optimise their cloud applications and migration,” said Kamal Srinivasan, Alludo’s Vice President of Product. “As a result, we are now noticing a trend of maturation of the hybrid cloud approach. It is not just regulated industries that are adopting it; organisations of all types are maintaining on-premises investments while also embracing the cloud. “This flexible approach allows them to leverage the best of both worlds, as reinforced by findings in the recent 2023 Hybrid Cloud Survey . The survey revealed that two-thirds of respondents (64%) have already implemented a hybrid approach, and
Matthew Smith Head of Cloud & DevOps Practices
The cloud has become incredibly popular with new startups, as it offers tremendous benefits such as advanced security features to keep data and other processes safe.
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