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Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2020

January 09, 2020 / James Kobielus
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Clouds seemed to envelop every component of the information technology (IT) ecosystem in the past year.The cloud computing industry matured considerably in 2019. Cloud-native computing has become the beating heart of enterprise IT and the early jockeying for position among public cloud providers has died down as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform hold onto their considerable leads.Nevertheless, the cloud-computing industry ecosystem continues to evolve rapidly, and the following trends are on the horizon as we move into 2020. The centripetal forces that have been pulling workloads toward AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and other public clouds have been waning as enterprises shy away from committing entirely to these monolithic cloud services platforms. In 2020, enterprises will shift toward using specialized aka boutique public clouds to run various computing and storage workloads better, faster, and more cost-effectively than is possible with the larger cloud...