With the spread of the pandemic, many businesses started to lean heavily on the cloud, which made the demand and revenue escalate for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba. According to Forrester, it is expected to grow even more in 2021.
The report reveals that many organizations have found a solution by shunning on-premises backups and moving disaster recovery to the cloud. Hence, cloud-native teach will keep on powering digital transformation strategies. By the end of 2021, the research predicts that 60% of companies will leverage containers on public cloud platforms and 25% of developers will leverage serverless.
The situation of the world only helped to reinforce how vital the cloud is, especially for working from home and maintaining global supply chains. It also sped up the process towards change for some industries which were reluctant to go for cloud at first. In 2021, however, it is expected that most businesses will choose the cloud, hence leading to more adoption for the enterprise, cloud provider revenue, and business value.
The public cloud infrastructure helped enterprises face the challenges of the pandemic by adopting new business models and developing and deploying new apps quickly to keep people connected. Thus, it prioritized speed and customer experience over cost-savings and efficiency, leading to a rush to the public cloud.
The four largest public clouds continue to receive important revenue growth by speeding up cloud migrations and delivering new apps that meet consumer demands. In 2021, it is predicted that the global public cloud infrastructure will grow to 35% to $120 billion.
Recovery will be given to the cloud with an estimated additional 20% of firms making the change from disaster recovery operations to the public cloud for a varied part of business apps. However, some manager disaster recovery services or active-active data center models won’t be fully obsolete as there might be apps and infrastructures that run on proprietary stacks that can’ recover in the public cloud.
A ‘public-cloud-native-first’ strategy might have to be adopted by companies in order to develop apps quickly. The use of containers and serverless will increase by the end of 2021. Similarly, technology marketplace usage will triple in 2021, although it will on be an estimated 3% of what’s spent on all technology. Successful marketplaces will continue to draw further offerings, better vetting, and find ways to simplify vendor management.