Cloud journey: Rolls-Royce or a Toyota Corolla?

Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, one of the hyperscalers will launch the next big thing and it’s time for an infrastructure refresh…

05 July 2024

Darryl Govender, Synthesis

Cloud is on its way to becoming a business necessity. Gartner has predicted that by 2028, more than 50% of enterprises will use industry cloud platforms to accelerate key business initiatives. While many organisations are already taking advantage of the cloud, navigating the plethora of solutions and service offerings that are seemingly launched on a daily basis, others are progressing at a slower pace with their digital transformation efforts.

Seelan Gopalan, product portfolio manager, cloud and communications, at NTT Data’s GTM division, says South Africa’s business environment is challenging; businesses are under cost control pressure, and loadshedding continues to be a business risk. Cloud adoption is now seen as a de-risking initiative, as the datacentre will take responsibility for the uptime SLA.

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