On 26 October, 26 years ago, Ramnath Chellappa, professor of IT and operations management, pronounced for the first time the name of one of the most innovative and disruptive technologies in the history of digitalization and business: The Cloud Computing.
A technology that has generated many benefits to date and will continue to revolutionize the world; in fact, more companies rely on it to have flexible, scalable and secure architectures.
The IT infrastructure is immediately available and can be sized as needed. This allows companies to react quickly when new opportunities or new technological scenarios arise, consequently creating new possibilities for the business.
The scalability of cloud computing translates into the ability to increase or reduce its performance, resources and functionality based on needs or specific requests. In this case, these are particularly flexible systems, customizable and adaptable to the needs of companies.
Cloud technology brings with it countless security improvements and associated benefits.
Thanks to Cloud Security, i.e. the set of policies, procedures and technologies for the protection of data, systems and underlying infrastructure in the cloud, providers guarantee users the security of the cloud network by minimizing risks, satisfying the requirements compliance and ensuring the safety and efficiency of operations.
The cloud Computing market …. in numbers
According to Gartner, the research and advisory company, the global Cloud Computing market is expected to grow by 21.7% compared to 2022 for a total of 597.3 billion dollars in 2023 equal to 570 billion euros.
Italian companies are betting on the cloud, and the data confirms it. According to investigations by the Cloud Transformation Observatory of Politecnico, di Milano, despite inflation, the uncertainty of the socio-economic context and the energy crisis, the Italian cloud market will record a value of 4.5 billion euros in 2022, with growth of +18% compared to the previous year.
The Public & Hybrid Cloud, i.e. the set of services provided by external providers and the interconnection between public and private Clouds, mark a cost of 2.95 billion euros, up by +22% on 2021.
The American Company Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that by 2025, over 200 zettabytes will be stored, the equivalent of 1 trillion bytes.
84% reduction of Carbon Emission
Accenture, the Strategy & Consulting agency, quantified green benefits of migration to the cloud.
Inside the report entitled ‘The green behind the cloud’, found that companies that migrate from physical servers to the cloud generate a 65% reduction in energy consumption and an 84% reduction in carbon emissions.
This is partly due to data centers moving to colder areas or even underwater.