Chatting with John Engates about his annual cloud predictions has become one of my favorite events. Last week my Office Hours Hangout co-host Drew Cox and I did just that. We took a closer look at each of the five topics, and even had some time leftover to chat about drones, one of John’s personal hobbies.
As I look back, beyond just 2015 to the last few years of predictions I’ve made, the trend is clear: IT transformation is picking up speed and will continue to rely on expansion into the cloud, while a focus on cybersecurity and the search for talent will continue to impact the industry.
When the Rackspace Digital Product team started looking at building managed platforms to run digital workloads, our aim was to create applications that our customers log in and work with, rather than manage, host, configure, and maintain. That’s because the faster a customer can work with their application, the faster they can get their content to market.
For many organizations, global expansion necessitates the reach that only the cloud can provide. And if your business is heavily invested in Microsoft applications, you’re likely to closely evaluate Microsoft Azure as a cloud option. Our new white paper, “Effective Azure Migration, Moving Applications to the Cloud” shows how one large property and casualty insurance provider moved from an on-premises data center to the Azure cloud.