Let’s discuss the Cloud Computing (CC) sector specializing on the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage (cloud storage) and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The positioning of CC, while initially seen as a disruptive technology influence on both buyers and seller prospects, is now evolving into a trade-off between low-cost arbitrage and added value QoS. You will not be alone in adopting CC. Your competitors will adopt it too, bringing pressure to cut price and reduce your precious margin. The differentiator of CC is not just the utility computing services but includes all the higher-level services that enhance and build service value. This is part of a movement from ICT-centric to business-centric (B2B and B2C) services across a wider services continuum, with utility services for infrastructure at one end, and with business-centric software and business processes delivered as a service from the cloud at the other. There are a few fundamental drivers that impact on investment, revenue, cost, and timing that can be positively influenced by using CC services. They relate to productivity, speed, size, and quality.
The global CCaaS market, as defined above, will grow at a CAGR of 13.9%, from $52.7bn in revenue in 2020 to nearly double ($101bn) in 2025.
Revenue 2025 ($bn): CCaaS 101, PaaS 19.9, Infrastructure SaaS 25.9, and IaaS 55.1.
Source: 451 Research’s Market Monitor and Forecast, Cloud Computing as a Service Market Overview
In order to identify the most significant challenges faced by cloud computing providers, PwC Germany surveyed a number of German-based cloud providers. The results illustrate how cloud providers are meeting the current demands of the market.
Significant factors affecting customer satisfaction
Challenges in the cloud computing market
Data migration and cloud computing:
One of the biggest challenges for users of cloud computing solutions is the outsourcing of applications that had previously been used and operated internally. As a rule, outsourcing applications is accompanied by the migration of data from the company’s internal IT department to the cloud. The uniform transfer of data to the provider requires the technical standardisation of transfer processes, interfaces and data formats. If this does not occur, there is a risk that the data will need extensive processing after migration, which may require considerable time and effort both from the user and provider. In particular, when transferring data related to accounting, companies must be able to guarantee that the migration will be complete, understandable and accurate.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. These cloud computing web services provide a variety of basic abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks and tools.
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- Amazon DynamoDB: Building NoSQL Database-Driven Applications: recovery, SDKs, partition keys, security and encryption, global tables, stateless applications, and streams. DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. It’s a fully managed, multiregion, multimaster database with built-in security, backup and restore, and in-memory caching for internet-scale applications. DynamoDB can handle more than 10 trillion requests per day and support peaks of more than 20 million requests per second.
- Efficient Routing Policies to Handle Traffic with AWS Route53: EC2 instances, Weighted, Latency-based, Failover, GeoLocation, and Multi-Value Answer Routing Policy & Health Checks.
- Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. This means customers of all sizes and industries can use it to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. [Credits: https://aws.amazon.com/s3/]
- Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. [Credits: https://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront%5D
- AWS serverless service (Amazon S3, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Cognito, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, AWS X-Ray, and Amazon Comprehend).
- Even through the pandemic securing applications, shifting left and DevSecOps have continued to gain acceptance and continue to mature. The notion of security tools designed for developers and DevOps teams, doesn’t sound quite as unusual as before. In spite of this, supply chain attacks in our CI/CD pipelines once again showed us that we must be ever vigilant and there is more to do.
Relevant Hot topics:
• Open source and software supply chain security
• Cloud-native security
• AppSec/DevSecOps best practices
• Shifting left
• Pentesting at scale
• Kubernetes security challenges
- Accelerate and De-Risk Your Cloud Migration:
Keeping pace with new technologies and platforms can be burdensome for engineering teams. AWS announced more than 50 product updates at last year’s re:Invent conference alone. How can teams know which services to adopt and when to abandon their current toolset, or that a new service will perform as expected when they migrate 100% of traffic to it? Moving to new systems involves risk, which is only heightened when facing a large-scale cloud migration.
Replacing infrastructure and other components of your stack without a way to do so gradually can lead to disruption for users and headaches for engineers, not to mention costly downtime for your business. Software teams need the ability to test and adopt new technologies quickly so they can focus on delivering the best possible products to their users.
- How IT Ops professionals can incorporate both SRE and VSM practices into their ways of working
Site reliability engineering (SRE) is on track to replace IT service management (ITSM) as the optimal approach for ensuring production systems purr. Value stream management (VSM) is emerging as the best way to accelerate the flow of outcomes that enhance customer experience. Together, they eliminate waste and toil and automate processes for greater visibility, control and governance over delivery of the work that matters.
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