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Microsoft: The second era of cloud platforms will dwarf the first

Microsoft: The second era of cloud platforms will dwarf the first

How many people in your company built an app in the cloud in 2015? Get ready for that number to jump dramatically. We’re in the second era of cloud computing and every cloud user is now welcome.

Last week my colleague and Microsoft Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich, talked about his top-of-mind key trends in cloud we are seeing reflected in the market. One of those trends, the rise of application platforms that don’t require DevOps skills, will have an outsized impact on the market and most importantly on your company’s agility and ability to innovate.

If we think back to the beginning of the cloud trend, it didn’t start with developers, nor did it start with Infrastructure as a Service. Nope. Back in the late 1990s it started with business professionals leveraging Software as a Service (SaaS). Frankly nearly the whole first decade of cloud was a Shadow IT effort led by the lines of business and the average non-IT employee who brought DropBox,…

Read the entire article here, The second era of cloud platforms will dwarf the first

via the fine folks at Microsoft.

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