Cloud computing has upended the infrastructure and operations landscape. While early benefits — like the ability to minimize infrastructure costs through a pay-as-you-go model — still apply, as cloud providers have grown the maturity of their offerings, enterprises are finding more advanced benefits like extreme scalability and reduced time-to-market. These benefits continue to lure customers to the cloud with Forrester reporting that 65% of North American enterprises now rely on public cloud platforms. This number is up from 60% as reported Forrester last year, a number that in itself was five times the percentage of just five years prior.
Cloud technology is moving just as quickly as new customers flocking to it. Indeed, at the 2018 re:Invent alone, AWS announced 76 new products and features. With that speed of change it’s easy to lose sight of the forest through the trees. Enter Forrester’s newest insight, Predictions 2020: Cloud Computing to help you understand the trends that will, to use their words, “reshape the cloud battleground — again.”