Cloud computing: Cloud providers seeing accelerated growth owing to the pandemic

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"All of the cloud providers, whether it is in the alternative sector or the hyperscalers, have seen increased growth rates during the pandemic as remote work, streaming media and online education exploded," said Blair Lyon, VP, Cloud Experience, Linode. He said that the company has seen a growth in larger workloads being moved to the independent open cloud provider as a result of the pandemic. When interacting with clients, he said these companies accelerated their cloud journeys owing to Covid-19. Liking this story?Get one mail covering top tech news of the day in under 5 minutes!Thank you for subscribing to Tech Top 5We'll soon meet in your inbox.Please wait... "Linode's sweet spot is typically small to medium size businesses and startups. We have seen several larger companies moving their workloads to Linode over the last year," he said. "Due...

10 Future Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2021

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Cloud computing, which underpinned the world’s economy, global supply chains and remote workforces during the coronavirus pandemic, will continue to be an essential target for organizations looking for increased scalability, business continuity and cost efficiency in 2021. “The effects of COVID-19 will linger throughout 2021, as businesses will look to lay a foundation for increased agility,” said Dustin Milberg, field chief technology officer for cloud services at InterVision, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based IT service provider and AWS Premier Consulting Partner. “Cloud will take a key focus in this goal, given its benefits of improved accessibility, scalability and flexibility.” But those companies who view cloud as a journey and not a destination will see more success, according to Milberg. “This is because simply ‘getting to the...