Cloud is no longer a distant thing of the future or a secondary option for businesses. Cloud adoption is a must, and it is increasingly becoming the primary – and even only – option for companies to run their workloads.
AWS has remained the market leader year after year. However, in the past few years Microsoft Azure has made huge leaps, and it’s now becoming quite prominent among our client base.
Cloud-based SaaS products such as Snowflake (Cloud Data Warehouse) are also becoming very prevalent and challenging the incumbent market.
Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud are big trending topics in enterprise cloud contexts today. In a highly competitive market, enterprise clients are often using (or exploring) combinations of one or two cloud providers and private, on-premises cloud environments. Kubernetes continues to trend and is a key technology to master especially in this space, and Google Anthos and Microsoft are something to keep an eye on as well.
More than ever, companies need guidance in enterprise and solution architecture, strategy as well as data and cloud best practices – for example infrastructure as code (IaC).