The Move to Cloud Computing: Needs Are Changing
Advances in cloud computing, driven primarily by major public cloud service providers, called CSPs, have ushered in a second generation of what we think of as the cloud: Cloud 2.0. To encourage greater cloud adoption and drive innovation, CSPs have deployed technologies that abstract (add layers of software designed to hide) the complexities traditionally associated with configuring, scaling, and extending a server-based computing infrastructure. The burden and complexity of managing and scaling the cloud’s computing resources is increasingly the job of the CSPs, opening the door for cloud native solutions and greater ROI for legacy system cloud migration. The cloud is becoming a serverless computing environment.
This shift represents a major leap forward for cloud computing and creates greater incentives to drive more workloads to the cloud. In fact, according to a November 2021 Gartner press release, by 2025 over 85% of organizations will “embrace a cloud-first principle” that will demand the use of “cloud-native architectures and technologies.” According to Gartner’s Milind Govekar:
Adopting cloud-native platforms means that digital or product teams will use architectural principles and capabilities to take advantage of the inherent capabilities within the cloud environment. New workloads deployed in a cloud-native environment will be pervasive, not just popular and anything noncloud will be considered legacy.
New skills required
Our experience developing and optimizing cloud-native solutions in a Cloud 2.0 world has proven illuminating. Organizations are attempting to execute on strategies based on a cloud-first principle without a sufficient understanding of their new computing environment.
The transition to a serverless architecture requires expertise that is in limited supply. But alas, all is not lost. There is no need to panic and overreact.
Intraprise’s team of cloud fluent software engineers and technologists can perform cost-effective assessments to uncover design and architecture flaws causing both performance issues and unnecessary monthly expenses. Our team can ensure that such findings are remedied without a complete rewrite. We can solve your cloud migration troubles without backing out of the cloud environment, saving you the expense of resetting and starting over. And you can reap the benefits of a serverless infrastructure.