Microsoft Azure Trends in 2021
Amyn Jaffer
Head of Ultima Labs
12/07/2021

The world we live in is vastly different from the start of 2020, both economically and socially.

The challenges of the pandemic have been felt across businesses worldwide and IT teams have been no exception to that. But challenges bring opportunity. As the world turned to remote working, businesses started transforming their strategies and adopting the cloud to provide the flexibility and scalability they needed in the new world. During the past year we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of customers beginning their journey to the public cloud.

Customers who previously leased multiple offices with datacentres located in each, started to look at downsizing their office space and reducing their footprint. For some customers this meant using the public cloud for disaster recovery and closing a secondary site, but for many this meant moving everything out to the public cloud.

For customers who were already leveraging the public cloud, there was still a substantial increase in spending and across our customer-base, cloud consumption increased 30% throughout the year. This increased usage has, in most cases, been borne out of necessity.

The rush to get services up and running in the cloud to support rapidly changing demands of the workforce has led to an increased unplanned cost from a ballooning cloud spend bill.

Microsoft Azure Trends in 2021

Download our latest Ultima Labs eBook titled Microsoft Azure Trends in 2021, as we look at look at:

  • The key Azure trends for 2021
  • The rise of Platform as a Service
  • How serverless is driving automation adoption
  • Event driven architectures
  • Reducing public cloud overspend
  • How IA-Cloud is solving these challenges 
  • Getting ahead in 2021

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