AWS and Microsoft Azure at the centre of IT's most exciting change in decades
"In today's trillion-dollar enterprise IT landscape, the public cloud already claims 16.2% of all enterprise workloads, according to a new JP Morgan CIO survey. CIOs expect that percentage to nearly triple within the next five years, however, sending it soaring to 40.3% of all workloads and leaving the existing IT vendor hierarchy in significant disarray.
Indeed, as the JP Morgan report authors conclude, this ‘monumental architectural shift’ to public cloud ‘shows no signs of abating and is likely to create a major ripple effect across the entire technology landscape.’
What's perhaps most interesting, however, is who the CIOs expect to crown as cloud royalty. The answer, as the pulp-news websites routinely hint, may surprise you.
When asked, ‘Which IT mega-vendor will be most critical and indispensable to your organisation's IT environment in the future, and why?’ Amazon Web Services, far and away today's market share leader, doesn't sit atop the heap.”
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