Since early 2020, businesses have driven a program of digital transformation, at a scale and speed never previously experienced. For many organisations, cloud – and hybrid cloud in particular – has been key as they adapt to a rapidly evolving business environment. With cloud, they’ve been able to break down silos, help distributed teams cooperate, and benefitted from the flexibility and versatility that only multi-platform architecture and applications can deliver.
Simultaneously, said Cisco chief strategy officer, Liz Centoni, infrastructure and operations teams are working to enable developers to build and release code to production safely while addressing distributed data requirements and infrastructures. “They want to be able to offer choice across on-premises, edge, SaaS and public cloud environments… and make the infrastructure dynamic by offering everything as a service where possible.”