This insight addresses key issues surrounding cloud computing. Most modern organizations have developed a cloud strategy to improve infrastructure and DevOps processes. An effective cloud strategy brings benefits such as scalability, flexibility, productivity, agility and simplicity.

To optimally shape your organization's cloud strategy, it's often recommended to opt for a hybrid cloud or multicloud model. It can be advantageous to combine multiple public cloud services, supplemented by on-premises and/or private cloud services. Hinging all workloads on a single public cloud provider no longer seems desirable.


Several vendors target the cloud computing market. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are seen as the big three. Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud gain more and more ground as well. There's some overlap between their platforms, but as each provider approaches the cloud in its own way, it's beneficial to know the differences.