No technology has helped businesses mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic more than the public cloud, which companies are using to deliver new employee and customer experiences.
The cloud has become the de facto platform on which companies transform themselves, fueling business agility, digital products, and data strategies to keep pace with swiftly evolving markets.
“Organizations are advancing their timelines on digital business initiatives and moving rapidly to the cloud in an effort to modernize environments, improve system reliability, support hybrid work models, and address other new realities compelled by the pandemic,” says Gartner analyst Brandon Medford.
Proof of the technology’s value lies in IT’s investment in it, as worldwide spending on public cloud services will hit $396 billion in 2021 and grow 21.7% to $482 billion in 2022, according to research Gartner released in August.
Here, IT leaders and cloud experts share their experiences, insights, and lessons learned in making the most of the public cloud.