Emerging cloud trends so far in 2019 Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry Foundation, tells ZDNet’s Tonya Hall about surfacing cloud trends we have seen so far in 2019. Must Read: Download Forrester’s Predictions 2019 guide to understand why 2019 is the year that transformation goes pragmatic. At the end of 2018, Forrester’s cloud team made some bold predictions about how cloud computing would accelerate enterprise digital transformation everywhere, from the data center to the mobile device to the edge. And we were right: Enterprise demand is exploding, new cloud platform services are being launched monthly, and public cloud services are coming down to earth (well, into the corporate data center). A third of the way through 2019 (wow, really? already?), how did we do? Very well, it turns out — the cloud ride is accelerating, faster than we predicted only three short years ago. Cloud vendor innovation pace is off the charts, and revenue is soaring. Let’s take a look at just three of our 2019 cloud computing predictions to see where we stand a third of the way through 2019: The biggest public cloud providers will get bigger, enterprise spending will surge, and China will disrupt. Q1 2019 update: Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue jumped 45% year over year to $7.43 billion for the fourth quarter of 2018, Microsoft Azure revenue grew 76%, and Alibaba reported that its cloud unit is nearing $1 billion per quarter. The public cloud market continues to outperform our expectations, and we’ll be publishing our updated global… [Read full story]
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