PUBLIC CLOUD LANDSCAPE & ADOPTION INFOGRAPHIC SERIES: PART 1 OF 3

| June 12, 2017

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After shaking off their Thanksgiving food comas, several members of our team ventured out to Las Vegas last week to attend AWS re:Invent and meet with other members of the vibrant, rapidly growing AWS community.

In honor of the event (the largest cloud computing conference in the world), we investigated the public cloud boom as part of an infographic series that dives into the evolution and trajectory of the public cloud market, challenges of implementation, scale, and adoption, and implications for those that succeed.

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Cloud Computing The disruptive shift to cloud for the long-term investor

Article | March 5, 2020

The public cloud services market is expected to total more than $214 billion when the figures for 2019 are finalised.The Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) segment of cloud is expected to have grown nearly 30% during 2019. If you haven’t heard of “IaaS”, that’s ok, just think of “Amazon Web Services” or “Microsoft Azure” as some of the biggest players in IaaS. In 2019, the U.S. Department of Defence even entered into a $10 billion contract with Microsoft Azure to move to the cloud, offering yet another proof point on the perceived convenience and security of using cloud-based infrastructure. In August of 2011, Marc Andreessen, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist, wrote the phrase “software is eating the world” within a Wall Street Journal article[3]. Even then, now more than eight years ago, the case was clear that companies in Silicon Valley were relying less and less on delivering a physical “product” and more and more on delivering some type of software over the internet.

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TierPoint Lines Up $320 Million in Equity Funding from Investor Group

Article | March 25, 2020

We have been closely tracking the growth in second-tier data center markets. As the Internet and cloud services penetrate every corner of the global economy, data must reach new populations, filling in the empty spaces in the data center map. Businesses’ reliance upon the Internet is growing, and many prefer to house their data and applications in close proximity to their offices.The rapid growth of cloud computing has attracted new types of investors in the data center industry, who are eager to capitalize on the sector’s success. That includes infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds with deep pockets and extended time horizons.Infrastructure funds, which traditionally have invested in projects like airports and toll roads, tend to have longer timelines for return on investment than private equity funds, which have been the prime movers in data center investing. The industry has also seen interest from sovereign wealth funds state-owned entities with deep pockets as well as wealth management firms that aggregate funds from affluent families.

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Why Microsoft Should Spinoff Its Cloud Business

Article | February 11, 2020

Microsoft currently features old-school solutions that are growing relatively slowly (Office and Windows) and new cloud solutions that are growing tremendously (Dynamics 365 and Azure). If the company stays in its current form, Microsoft stock will keep steadily advancing. But because the company’s total top and bottom lines are never going to increase much more than 30% or 35% per year, the shares are never going to deliver truly huge returns. But that would change if the company was to spin off its rapidly growing cloud businesses. In such a scenario, the current owners of Microsoft stock would receive shares in a cutting edge cloud services company (let’s call it Azure), and shares in a company focused on providing old, mostly PC-based software to businesses and consumers.

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Full Lifecycle Cloud Security

Article | April 9, 2020

When security teams find cloud vulnerabilities and misconfigurations at runtime, they are often blamed for introducing friction into the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline and stifling the enterprise’s ability to innovate as efficiently as possible. But it is not the fault of the security team; rather, it is the broader approach that limits the involvement of security until it’s too late. When put in this position, the security team must scramble to find the fault, determine the root cause, track down the right person and work to develop the remedy, and then ensure the fix is implemented correctly.

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Cloudten is a leading Australian cloud consulting practice assisting organisations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region define and manage their cloud strategies. With offices in Australia and Singapore, our AWS-certified staff are specialists in all aspects of cloud architecture and the underlying technologies that drive it, with a specialist emphasis on application integration and related technologies.

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