We’re rapidly approaching the tenth anniversary of the cloud. In the last decade, the cloud has fundamentally reshaped the infrastructure hosting and enterprise IT space, and in the process has matured enormously. The cloud has evolved from a rudimentary alternative to on-prem data centers to the highly capable and flexible platform we take for granted today.
It will continue to evolve in the future, in ways that are both predictable and beyond our ability to forecast. The future of cloud will be managed, hybrid, make heavy use of containers, and be distributed beyond the traditional data center.