Organizations large and small were interested in the cloud even before the outbreak of the still ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but their relaxed cloud adoption plans changed as soon as coronavirus lockdowns forced employees to work from their homes.
Suddenly, it because crystal-clear that only the cloud can provide the agility and flexibility to operate in an environment where long-term planning seems like a waste of time because nobody knows what the next week will bring—let alone the next year.
Cloud Spending and Adoption Are Surging
During the first quarter of 2020 alone, cloud spending rose 37 percent and reached $29 billion, according to a report published by Synergy Research Group.
“For sure, the pandemic is causing some issues for cloud providers, but in uncertain times the public cloud is providing flexibility and a safe haven for enterprises that are struggling to maintain normal operations,” explained John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research Group.
Before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, most organizations were at the start of their cloud adoption journeys. To be more specific, only 90 percent of organizations had adopted cloud technology in some form in 2019, moving only between 20 and 40 percent of their workloads to the cloud.
Thanks to a study published by cloud connectivity company Kong, which surveyed hundreds of senior technology decision-makers in the US and Europe, we know that 43 percent of organizations accelerated their cloud transformation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
These organizations are spread across all industries, and they share a preference for OpEx versus CapEx solutions because they give them the agility needed to pivot in the face of extraordinary pressures and unexpected challenges.
Cloud Adoption Is No Longer Optional
We can say that the cloud is an unsung hero in the fight against Covid-19. Without it, many organizations would never be able to maintain their operations, and their employees would lose their jobs. Even if your organization hasn’t been directly affected by this pandemic, the next dreadful global event could have a far more direct impact on you and your competitors.
Gartner predicts that more than 45 percent of IT spending on system infrastructure, infrastructure software, application software, and business process outsourcing will shift from traditional solutions to cloud by 2024. The question is whether your organization will be among those who understand the benefits of cloud adoption and the potential consequences of falling behind the curve.
The good news is that adopting leading cloud solutions is much easier than it may seem at first, especially if you choose the right technology partner to guide you along the way. At Spectrum Technology Solutions, we understand the challenges associated with moving some or all workloads to the cloud and have the skills and experience necessary to help you successfully overcome them.
It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in public, private, or hybrid cloud solutions because we at Spectrum Technology Solutions are always ready to implement the model that meets your needs the best. All you have to do is contact us and tell us more about your cloud adoption plans.