The top public cloud providers for the year were Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle. Cloud Computing is a primary tool for boosting IT Optimization. Modernization of IT requires the adoption of the public cloud system.
Organizations continue to increase their investment in the cloud computing systems and evolve their cloud environments to leverage the technology to drive their business forward. With the public cloud adoption system, the disclosure and transparency into products, financials and pricing are better than ever.
On the cloud system and private cloud fronts, Microsoft and Oracle have integrated hardware. AWS has multiple AI and machine learning services and has Alexa as the most popular digital assistant as a frontwoman. BM is building out its cloud for AI workloads and industry-specific use cases.[source]
All the signs of enterprise adoption, M&A and more nuanced discussion about hybrid computing highlight how the cloud has matured. It's no longer zero-sum; it's more of hybrid being the norm. Add it up and 2018 will be remembered as the year the cloud matured.