In the 2020s, the pendulum may be swinging back given the SolarWinds hack, and CISOs likely will be much more careful about selection of cloud vendors. This scrutiny will manifest itself in the form of enterprises requiring control of their own data encryption keys and demanding evidence from their software providers for stringent supply chain security using recognized certifications such as Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS).
Nonetheless, the phasing out of the traditional datacenter will continue to accelerate in the new decade. Gartner predicts that by 2025 workloads will be nearly evenly dispersed across edge, on-premises, and public cloud, underscoring what we view as the need for edge to cloud technologies that bridge disparate infrastructure.
Already we are seeing significant momentum in the enterprise with global file systems that enable IT to address the changing requirements for remote data storage and access in the post-Covid world. Enterprises will continue to invest in these and other hybrid cloud technologies that might have seemed unimaginable only 10 short years ago.