According to analyst House IDC, use of the public cloud “surged” last year, generating $312 billion in revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, the company says businesses are rushing to get the most out of the cloud, and to that end, many are looking to decentralized clouds. The service, which allows users to run public cloud infrastructure in multiple different locations, allows them to better manage the physical location of their data while taking full advantage of the cloud.
Meanwhile, hybrid IT service provider Ensono found that the top reasons for considering a distributed cloud were the ability to reduce network issues and control plane inefficiencies and eliminate latency.
The company’s poll of UK and US IT leaders found that nearly half see reduced risk of network failures as a major benefit, allowing cloud services to be deployed in local or semi-local subnets and operate indefinitely when needed. It was possible by doing Distributed clouds are “ideally well-suited” for cloud-native SaaS applications because they can deliver high performance and near-zero latency.
Ensono said he saw this trend because major cloud players also offer solutions like AWS Outposts, Google Anthos, and Microsoft Azure Stack. This allows users to have a single control plane to operate and manage public cloud infrastructure across multiple environments.