In 2020, experts predicted the evolution of the cloud for the next decade, but no one could have foreseen the rapid arrival of digital transformation and the cloud explosion. Some of the predicted trends are here to stay, such as cloud computing shaping the trajectory of major business operations.
As we move into 2023, Gartner predicts worldwide public cloud spending to skyrocket to $600 billion while Forrester points to economic uncertainty, cloud-native technology, and demands for data sovereignty as driving factors that will reshape cloud environments. IT decision-makers are highlighting six growing trends in cloud infrastructure, such as enterprises shifting from cloud strategy to execution.
Enterprises will continue to modernize their strategy by extending their existing cloud operating model to branches, data centers, retail stores, and edge locations. Other trends include stronger emphasis on vendor cloud skills, SAP S/4HANA up-leveling cloud infrastructure, mid-mile connectivity players, multicloud cost controls providing competitive edge, and getting a second chance at cloud security via multicloud.