Cloud has become the cornerstone of the digital transformation of enterprises today. Its ability to provide on-demand scalable business continuity models is providing the impetus for organizations to accelerate their digital transformation plans. This aggressive transition to the cloud, which was already proceeding at a steady clip before the pandemic, is spiking even more over time. The increasing use of public cloud resources is thus reinforcing cloud adoption as the new normal.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)continues to be the largest market segment for end-user cloud IT spending. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the demand for application Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) resources. The cloud is being used to facilitate much of the remote work environments in organizations today. This continuing need to access high-performing, scalable infrastructures via modernized and cloud-native applications will keep on driving the demand for PaaS resources. On that front, being ‘serverless’ is the next evolution from monolithic application architecture after service-oriented architecture and micro-services architectures. It is also one of the fast-growing PaaS cloud services right now.
Notably, with the complexity of managing both the quantity and quality of interconnected services, cloud platforms are continuing to develop automated cloud orchestration and optimization. As companies may have to manage numerous services from a single cloud provider, automated service and performance management must be one of the most important aspects to consider while choosing a cloud provider. Meanwhile, security will also continue to be at the epicenter of cloud services provisioning. In that regard, the secure access service edge (SASE) is increasingly gaining adoption as the organizations are looking to move past their quick measures in response to the rapid increase in remote workforce connectivity.
At this juncture, there is a variety of cloud solution providers and consulting/service companies available in the market that cater to the different needs of enterprises and organizations. To help them choose the solution or service that best fits their requirement, CIO Applications has compiled a list of the top 10 cloud solution providers and the top 10 cloud consulting/service companies. The enlisted solution providers and consulting/service companies are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you CIO Applications’, “Top 10 Cloud Consulting/Service Companies – 2020.”