In January 2017, Synergy Resource Group reported that the cloud market had reached $148 Billion, representing a 25% YoY growth compared to 2015. The cloud is upon us, and adoption is accelerating! CIO’s from every industry tell me that they are tired of dealing with the disruption and risk associated with costly data center upgrades. CFO’s are looking for ways to reduce CAPEX expenditures and lower overall costs. Business unit leaders are looking for ways to speed up innovation, which requires a nimble IT infrastructure that can quickly and seamlessly expand and contract.
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Welcome to the final installment of Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud! In this series of posts, I'm discussing some reasons for choosing a cloud platform. Previously I've talked about managing costs, the power of scaling, ease of management, interoperability, and in the last post, reliability. This is the final part of the series, discussing flexibility.
Welcome back to another installment of Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud! In this series of posts, I'm discussing some reasons for choosing a cloud platform. Previously I've talked about managing costs, the power of scaling, ease of management, and interoperability. Nearing the conclusion, I will look at some of the ways the cloud lends reliability to your application.
In Nicholas Carr’s 2008 book, The Big Switch (Rewiring the World from Edison to Google), he chronicled the evolution of power that helped fuel the industrial revolution. Carr wrote that steam engines and waterwheels that generated power for factories, “had to be located close to the point where their power was used.” Carr noted that factories were clustered around rivers that provided the propulsion necessary to turn the waterwheels, which in turn, powered the factories they served. Factories in the 1800’s were, “as much in the business of manufacturing energy as manufacturing goods.”