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Cloud Computing 2019: The Cloud Comes of Age

December 10, 2018 / John Edwards

Cloud computing has moved past its "self-centered teenage years" to become a "turbocharged engine powering digital transformation around the world," states a new Forrester report, "Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing." The research firm predicts that in 2019 the cloud will reach "its more interesting young adult years, bringing innovative development services to enterprise apps rather than just serving up cheaper, temporary servers and storage. The report forecasts that the largest public cloud providers will grow even larger in 2019, while enterprise spending will surge. The six largest hyperscale cloud leaders — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services [AWS], Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle — will all grow larger in 2019, the report predicted, as service catalogs and global regions expand. Meanwhile, the global cloud computing market, including cloud platforms, business services and SaaS, will exceed $200 billion in 2019, expanding at more th...