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Cloud, Compiled - Issue #37

Cloud, Compiled
Cloud, Compiled - Issue #37
By Mike Maney • Issue #37 • View online
Truth time: Is your cloud migration on the right track? And, how cloud will prevent burgers from burning on the grill.

Topline: The fine line between migration wins and woes
  • As cloud adoption grows, migration missteps are taking a major toll. In fact, inefficient and poorly planned moves could contribute to more than $100 billion in wasted spending over the next three years. But organizations are still rushing to tap into cloud’s $1 trillion potential. “Too many businesses skip crucial steps and fail to use the right strategic framework,” writes Arick Goomanovsky, CBO of Ermetic. The result? Overspending, delayed implementations, and misconfigurations that lead to breaches. While organizations shoulder most of the responsibility for these mistakes, cloud providers also have a role to play. “Cloud services that focus on value creation as a core metric can help businesses set a strong foundation in their cloud-migration efforts,” McKinsey says.
By the numbers:
  • Got any extra room? The global cloud storage market is projected to reach $171.1 billion by 2026. While the U.S. represents about $20 billion of that total, China will account for over $30 billion as the world’s second largest economy doubles down on cloud. 
What you need to know: 
  • The grass is getting greener: As IT leaders embrace sustainability efforts and green technology, cloud providers are doing more to show users the carbon footprint their usage generates. The next step? Using that data to mitigate climate impact by reducing idle resources. 
  • As veterans of industry-specific software look to modernize, they’re facing up against cloud giants that not only want a piece of the pie, but are also their key partners. “Every one of our platform providers is going to compete with us in some way, and we’re going to compete with them in some way,” says Andrew Anagnost, CEO of Autodesk, the company behind design tool AutoCAD.
  • Wendy’s took a break from roasting people on Twitter, and shared its plans to use cloud computing and AI to speed up drive-through orders and home deliveries—and even keep burgers from burning on the grill. 
In the Twittersphere:
  • Sanjay Siboo, Director, Cloud Solutions, Tata Communications (@SanjaySiboo): 4 tips for adopting a multicloud strategy via @CIOdive #cloud
  • Roberto Torres, Reporter, CIO Dive (@TorresLuzardo): It’s a multicloud world, and Google Cloud likes it. To what extent is being fourth sustainable? – and how fast do you have to grow to catch up?
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