Imagine you’re trying to watch your favorite show on Netflix and it keeps buffering. The quality is poor and you’re getting frustrated. Your laptop (or whatever device you’re trying to stream on) is probably trying to connect to a Netflix data center a couple hundred miles away. This distance creates high latency, slow connectivity, and a poor experience for you as the viewer.
If you’re a small business owner, chances are you have your hand in almost every part of your business. You probably wear many hats, like key decision maker, employee, stakeholder, investors, risk manager, etc. Above all, you realize there is little to no margin for error when it comes to your business.
Any developer will tell you that a high performing test and development environment can improve productivity, bring applications to the market faster and save time (and money). This fast-paced world requires keeping up with rapid digital transformation. The cloud helps facilitate testing, and deployment of applications that help your organization stay ahead of this transformation and adapt to customer demands.
Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in cloud adoption. As more businesses see the benefits of the cloud such as cost savings, easy scalability, and improved performance, they have shifted away from traditional physical data centers and network infrastructure. In 2017, the global public cloud market was $146 billion; this figure is expected to rise to $178 billion in 2018. In addition, the global public cloud market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent.