While many startups don’t think twice about centering their IT strategy around the cloud and SaaS offerings, the enterprise has been slower to adopt cloud computing at scale. The conversation for these companies revolves around security, compliance, SLAs and the loss of control over their technology stack. In many ways, little has changed about the questions that enterprises are asking about the cloud.
Many developers and startups view cloud services as simply “compute”, “storage” and “networking.” The cloud has matured to the point where customers often don’t think about the underlying infrastructure, service levels or debate the merits of on-premises versus cloud&;mdash;instead, they are increasingly cloud-first. In fact, December of 2021 marked Amazon Web Services (AWS) marked its tenth AWS re:Invent conference—the company’s annual conference for customers and partners.