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Enterprise Cloud Strategy Trends for 2019 – Part 4

Cloud computing is fueling digital transformations and modernizing IT portfolios and has become the de facto platform for them. By renting software through vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google, companies are increasingly finding business agility or cost savings.

Most enterprises procure cloud services from two or more vendors and the trend that will gain traction in 2019, boosting the coffers of AWS, Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, IBM and Oracle, which according to Forrester Research will enjoy the lion’s share of the $200 billion in global public cloud spending for 2019. As companies modernize core business apps with analytics, machine learning (ML), IoT, messaging, and database services created in the cloud, the innovation-seeking approach will boost enterprise adoption and spending. Here is our take at the key trends shaping cloud adoption in 2019.

Fast pass to PaaS

To balance day 1 and day 2 experience, enterprises will set their platform-as-a-service (PaaS) strategy. An excellent day 1 experience, which includes building and deploying apps will be married with an improved day 2 experience of governing operating platforms and applications by the enterprises.

Each organization will decide whether it will leverage PaaS unique to a specific cloud provider or focus on cloud neutrality. Some will continue to seek abstraction from any one cloud while waiting for vendor-neutral, value-add services to mature and become easier to operate anywhere. CIOs are advised to pick an approach, but be willing to reevaluate regularly. The day 1 developer experience matters most to the app teams, don’t compromise it just to ease day 2 operations experience.

Keep watching the space to know more about the key trends shaping cloud adoption in 2019.

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