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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

Jul 20, 2016

The march to the cloud is inevitable. No, I don't think all your services will be run from a cloud service, but I do think that some of them will be. Maybe 10% for your company, maybe 90%, but likely somewhere in between. In the efforts to reduce costs, and maybe more likely, the idea of shifting costs to expenses, I would bet that most organiztions will take serious looks at the cloud in the next decade for a significant portion of all new services. They might not move most applications, but they'll think about it.

I saw a note recently on Geekwire that Azure is estimated to exceed  Amazon Web Services (AWS) by 2019. Most of us might not care about the race between these two tech giants to build large cloud infrastructures, but their capital expenditure is based on the idea that your organizations will want to use some of those services. They have good reasons to think this with surveys and conversations with many of their customers.

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