You might think we make an awful lot of fuss about the cloud, considering that global public cloud spending amounts to a small fraction of IT spending overall — roughly $100 billion of a $2.4 trillion pie, according to IDC’s projections for 2016. But it’s all about momentum. IDC predicts public cloud spending will double by 2020, whereas overall IT spending will see something like a 13 percent increase by then.
More importantly, as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google keep demonstrating, the cloud has become the place to go for the most interesting new enterprise tech. Case in point: Check out Peter Wayner’s “10 new AWS tools redefining the cloud,” which walks through Amazon’s latest and greatest offerings.