Cloud computing is one of the areas where technology had it good in 2020. This year, experts want to take things even further. Already, the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation strategies to mobilize the workforce around the globe, enable collaboration, and ensure business continuity during the lockdown.
Yet, IT departments worldwide continue to search for the best solutions, seeing that the pandemic is still here in 2021. In 2021, most corporate directors will want to accelerate enterprise digital strategies and implementations to assist in dealing with the ongoing disruption of the pandemic.
Nevertheless, cloud computing is seen by many as the essential component in reducing disruption, achieving overall organizational success, and very crucial for business continuity.
Further, as entire workforces are becoming remote worldwide, bandwidth and latency issues are no longer small problems. Businesses are now required to readjust and face gaps in business continuity and strengthen disaster recovery plans.
As we go through 2021, demand for multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructure will grow. Many business leaders are re-thinking about how to optimize IT budgets and increase business agility and resilience. Most of these strategies will focus on how to adopt a hybrid approach to cloud infrastructure.
In a recent study, more than 59 percent of organizations surveyed plan to decrease their on-premise infrastructure in one to two years. These companies want to put more infrastructure into the public cloud, while others want to depend on their private cloud workloads.
This year, corporate bodies will resort to seeking help in determining the right infrastructure where applications and workloads will be best suited, and what items should be used to optimize these environments. No doubt, cloud management platforms will be very important to building and sustaining business agility in 2021.
Agility is needed if companies desire to keep delivering uninterrupted service to customers. Without this, compliance can be exceedingly difficult. On the digital transformation journey, cloud computing will power the readjusted world of today, and the technologies that position the cloud will continue to play a bigger role this year.