As the world economy braces itself for the end of a rather turbulent year, there is a growing concern as to how major corporations are handling energy consumption. Various reports are indicating the importance of why these companies need to focus on being as eco-friendly as possible. Discover more fresh news from the tech and cloud computing scene, in our latest Weekly Cloud Trends.

The Carbon Footprint of AI and Cloud Computing

Many are beginning to question the energy spend of the market's biggest cloud providers. The question is pointed at certain companies while keeping AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology, and cloud computing in the crosshairs. The good news is that both AI and cloud continue to deliver valuable solutions to the climate crisis. Nonetheless, reports are coming in that "AI systems and cloud computing will need to clean up their own energy bills." Contrary to this particular report, most of the top cloud providers have already made gigantic efforts to ensure that their tech and systems remain green - as we have reported back in May 2020. Read more at Geographical.co.uk.

Microsoft Partners with Satellite Providers for Mobile Cloud Computing

Last week we reported that leading cloud industry players, Microsoft has launched a portable data center, created to bring cloud computing to remote environments. Now the news is official as MS, partners with satellite providers "to help bring cloud computing to remote locations via its new modular data center." Word is that "Partnerships with satellite providers like Space X and SES Networks will provide modular data centers with broadband connectivity through Space X's Starlink and SES Networks 03B internet satellites. In the event of a network disruption, traffic will automatically be moved to a backup satellite connection so essential services can continue to run. Along with its satellite partners, Microsoft has also launched its Azure Space initiative to highlight Azure as a key provider of storage, connectivity, and cloud computing to the space industry." The data center can also be utilized as a kind of mobile command center for humanitarian assistance, mineral exploration, and military missions. Read the official scoop at Yahoo Finance.

Cloud Computing in Automotive Market 2020, Stats

The story of cloud market growth continues, as key companies in the industry mark a jump in global cloud Computing in the automotive market. This, of course, refers to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, as the leading players. Here's the story: "The report is mindfully designed and presented to deliver an all-inclusive version of the detailed market study and analytical review. The report takes note of multiple parameters such as region-wise developments with country-specific developments, besides highlighting dominant trends that tend to incur high-potential growth spurt in global Cloud Computing in the Automotive market." Grab the full report here.

Date/Time

Date(s) - 01/01/1970
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location

600 5th ave. NY, NY
For the past few months, we have been gathering vital data related to the cloud space. Before you dive into the latest news from the cloud tech scene, feel free to discover the latest statistics in public cloud usage, enterprise cloud adoption tendencies, and more.

Cloud Infrastructure Revenue Grows 33% this Quarter to Almost $33B

The latest market data shows significant revenue growth for cloud infrastructure. The news is certainly expected, given how many businesses and users are making the switch to the cloud. TechCrunch has the word that Amazon, Microsoft, and Google “all reported their numbers and, as expected, the news was good, with Synergy Research reporting revenue growth of 33% year over year, up to almost $33 billion for the quarter.” Again, this comes as no surprise, especially considering how many businesses have been relying on the power of the public cloud during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Read more at TechCrunch.

The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2021

That’s right, we are still keeping an eye on cloud computing. This time around, Forbes singles out some of the biggest cloud computing trends projected for 2021. The multi-cloud approach is already being hailed as one of the main factors to break down the barriers between providers. In addition, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is going to improve the efficiency and speed of cloud computing. Continue reading here. Check out more cloud computing trends, as well as the latest trends in Financial Services.

Microsoft Made a Portable Data Center in a Box

This is something you do not see every day. A while back, Microsoft created a data center. Not just any data center. It is a portable data center designed to bring cloud computing to remote environments. Word is: “The modular data center is essentially a big box of servers, designed for places where it’s difficult to supply reliable cloud connectivity. Microsoft is partnering with satellite operators for connectivity, allowing this Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) to be used as a mobile command center, in humanitarian assistance, or even military missions. “Around the world, there are significant cloud computing and storage needs in areas with adverse conditions, where low communication, disrupted network availability and limited access to specialized infrastructure would have previously prevented taking advantage of cloud computing,” says Bill Karagounis, manager of Microsoft’s Azure Global Industry Sovereign Solutions. “The MDC solves this by bringing Azure to these environments, providing datacenter scale compute resources closest to where they’re needed.” Discover more at Verge.

Date/Time

Date(s) - 01/01/1970
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location

600 5th ave. NY, NY
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Cloud Adoption Statistics and Cloud Growth in 2020

Business pressures are rising, but the cloud market is expanding, to say the least. Based on research conducted in 2020, business owners are eager to tap into the cloud. In many cases, company CEOs are completely aware of the advantages of cloud tech. Stats show that certain businesses are being cautious with cloud adoption, but quite a lot of others seek to embrace cloud trends. Incorporating rapidly evolving cloud technologies seems like a risk to some, while many still see the process as a leap in the right direction. Questions are also being raised regarding the impact of COVID-19, although ample statistics reveal the pandemic did not create any critical points within the cloud space. Quite the contrary, in fact. Businesses are looking for tools that help them spin-up resources fast and easy. They are also on the lookout for straightforward cloud deployment methods. To that end, the infographic you see below singles out interesting data related to the usage of public cloud tooling such as Terraform and Ansible. In addition, we focus on some of the reasons businesses are adopting cloud. Research carried out in 2020 goes beyond mere public cloud statistics and delves a bit deeper into enterprise IT budgets for public cloud spend, investment into public cloud across various fields including Manufacturing, Education, Government, Financial Services, and more. To discover more, DOWNLOAD or view our deep-dive infographic below:[/et_pb_text][et_pb_image src="https://3bb4f13skpx244ooia2hci0q-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-Public-Cloud-Statistics-01-scaled.jpg" url="https://hentsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-Public-Cloud-Statistics.pdf" url_new_window="on" _builder_version="4.1"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.1"]

*Important note: A huge thanks to Gartner, CNBC, Statista, Forbes, and other reliable sources, as cited below.

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2020/04/12/the-state-of-cloud-business-intelligence-2020/
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/22/apple-spends-more-than-30-million-on-amazon-web-services-a-month.html
https://www.fintechnews.org/how-cloud-computing-is-driving/
https://www.information-age.com/downloads/multi-cloud-fundamental-to-financial-services-transformation/
https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2020-07-23-gartner-forecasts-worldwide-public-cloud-revenue-to-grow-6point3-percent-in-2020
https://www.statista.com/statistics/511293/worldwide-survey-cloud-devops-tools/
https://hostingtribunal.com/blog/cloud-computing-statistics/
https://www.mcafee.com/blogs/enterprise/cloud-security/working-from-home-in-2020-how-cloud-use-changed/
https://www.flexera.com/blog/industry-trends/trend-of-cloud-computing-2020/
https://techjury.net/blog/how-many-companies-use-cloud-computing/

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Date(s) - 01/01/1970
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location

600 5th ave. NY, NY
Singling out the key public cloud benefits is not as simple as you might think. There are many things to consider in a complex and highly competitive market. When moving to the cloud, you have to decide which type of cloud environment is best suited for your business. Before you do that, take the time to properly delve into the key differences between the public and private cloud. The next step is to understand the fundamentals of public cloud, and what they can mean in today’s technology market. Successfully implementing cloud-based functionalities and tooling into your workflow can be tricky and challenging. Fortunately, cloud tech continues to evolve at an astounding pace. Setting up your own cloud-powered business has never been easier. Companies now infuse every aspect of their business the following advantages of public cloud:
  1. Public Cloud Services with Scalability
  2. Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Work for You
  3. Fast and Simple Set-Ups
  4. Cost-effectiveness
  5. Business Continuity and Resilience
  6. Speedy Data Recovery
  7. Security Through Multitenancy
  8. Lightening the Workload for IT Staff
  9. Agility for Companies Big and Small
  10. GEO Flexibility and Powerful Global Presence
  11. Reliability and Failing Fast

1. Public Cloud Services with Scalability

Many large companies are fully aware that public cloud services add a handy auto-scaling part to their business operations. Scalability is highly present in various PaaS and SaaS scenarios. Virtual machines (VMs) in public cloud can be easily created, scaled, upgraded, downsized corresponding to business needs, of course. Workload balancing becomes a cinch, especially when compared to traditional on-prem conditions, which usually involve tough to keep, server-heavy computing methodologies.

2. Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Work for You

Public cloud providers such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft are constantly competing to create innovative services and solutions. Their goal is to streamline your business, through collaboration powerful tooling and more. For that matter, technologies, tools, and software are constantly updated. Maintaining the cloud stops being a problem and quickly becomes a solution. Using powerful, well-polished infrastructure from industry-leading cloud providers, dramatically reduces any hassle or headaches you would otherwise experience with things like system and server maintenance. Users or clients are free to focus on production, development, and testing.

3. Fast and Simple Set-Ups

Normally, you should be methodical and careful when switching to public cloud. However, setting up public cloud for your business can be completed within hours if necessary. Deployment and configuration can be handled remotely, and it will not be much of a bother for your IT team.

4. Cost-effectiveness

Managing things like bandwidth, hardware, application improvement, can be a predicament. With the public cloud system, such responsibilities rest with the provider. This effectively reduces capital spending right from the start. There are little to no initial investments. Another extremely important financial aspect is using the pay-as-you-go model. Payments are made monthly or annually, albeit resources are only used as needed.

5. Business Continuity and Resilience

Digital transformation is not just a mere buzzword. It is very much a reality, thanks to diverse public cloud benefits. Migrating your legacy applications to the cloud future-proofs your business and ensures continuity. In addition, your applications are constantly kept fresh, up-to-date and

6. Swift Data Recovery

Multiple infrastructures are available within the public cloud. This effectively reduces difficulties when deploying a disaster recovery plan. With public cloud, there is a minor risk of significant data loss. Also, businesses do not have to waste valuable time when transferring backup data from their own local in-house servers to recover critical data following a disaster. The public cloud handles this through an automation process, which involves quick data recovery with any mishaps or errors.

7. Enhanced Security Through Multitenancy and Fast Data Recovery

Public cloud providers put a high emphasis on security. Also, using public cloud infrastructure denotes a multitenancy foundation. So, you have multiple users on a single server at one time. However, the data stored by users stays safely stored and isolated from other users.

8. Lightening the Workload for IT Staff

This effectively ties back to the public cloud being cost-effective. Companies give massive budgets for computing costs, and IT staff training and education. The reason is that expert IT engineers are difficult to find and are typically quite expensive. Once your business hops on the public cloud, any cloud management or cloud-related services are handled externally. Internal teams can, therefore, free of stress, added training and can concentrate the core business.

9. Agility for Companies Big and Small

To stay afloat in today’s dynamic digital market, companies are accelerating public cloud adoption. Regardless of the business nature, they turn to the cloud for provisioning resources, handling complex workloads, big data management, using cloud-powered tools, innovative technologies, and so on. Agility is a primary characteristic of the public cloud space. Issues and challenges of a technical nature are severely reduced. Everything quickly shifts towards quality of service because you can prioritize tasks towards better client satisfaction. You effectively streamline in-house operations, thus improving delivery, collaboration, data gathering, data management, rollout efficiency, and more.

10. GEO Flexibility and Powerful Global Presence

Public cloud providers, with their massive networks of servers, network bandwidth, IT resources, make powerful cloud infrastructure available worldwide. Remember, Amazon, MS and Google also have data centres in various countries, so you can select according to business needs. So, if there is any sensitive data that needs to stay within a certain GEO location, the public cloud allows you to simply select the data centre from a specific region.

11. Reliability and Failing Fast

The well-known maxim of ‘failing fast’ has helped define the purpose of the public cloud. Historically, the public cloud environment is always based around well-thought-out architecture and designing to fail fast. On-prem or private cloud (data centres, if you will) is known for having a network of servers that can experience failures quite often. Now, keep in mind that public cloud also experiences outages and failures. However, recent research has shown that public cloud IaaS workloads will experience 60% fewer security incidents than traditional data centres by 2020. What is more, Gartner forecasts that by 2025, 99% of failures in cloud security are going to cause by customers.

Date/Time

Date(s) - 01/01/1970
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location

600 5th ave. NY, NY