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Cloud spending: CIOs envision much more

When it comes to For cloud growth, it's probably safe to say the sky isn't falling, even though revenue growth rates have been. We have seen the overall increase in government revenue to decrease from 32% in Q1 last year to 19% this year. This is a fairly steep drop and indicates that the cloud has encountered some headwinds.

Ως αποτέλεσμα, έχουμε δει ανθρώπους να μιλούν για έναν επαναπατρισμό όπου ο φόρτος εργασίας στο cloud θα επιστρέψει στις εγκαταστάσεις, αλλά τα στοιχεία δεν υποδηλώνουν ότι συμβαίνει αυτό. Αντ ‘αυτού, οι εταιρείες ενδέχεται να επιβραδύνουν τη μετεγκατάσταση στο cloud καθώς αναζητούν τον πιο αποτελεσματικό τρόπο κατανομής του φόρτου εργασίας τους.

Clearly, companies have learned that not every workload is suitable for the cloud. Some that can't handle even a little bit of latency to get to the cloud and back, for example, need to be hosted at the edge to be closer to the computing source. But not many IT departments seem to be going back to the days of racking and stacking new servers.

So why is public cloud growth slowing? Customers are starting to look at high cloud bills, with budgets coming under increasingly intense review this year, looking for ways to cut costs, its CFO acknowledged Olsavsky The company's earnings call with analysts this week.

"Enterprise customers have continued their decades-long shift to the cloud while working closely with AWS teams to carefully identify opportunities to reduce costs and optimize their work," he said during the call. In CFO parlance, that means they're not abandoning the cloud, but they're taking a hard look at the costs, which has a pretty significant impact on the company's cloud deployment numbers.

He added that the growth slowdown could continue for a few more quarters, but that overall customers are still bullish on the cloud. “So far in the first month of the year, AWS' annual revenue growth is in the mid-decade range. That said, taking a step back, our new customer pipeline remains healthy and strong, and there are many customers who continue to implement plans to move to the cloud and commit to AWS for the long term.'

By now, the cloud's value proposition, regardless of vendor, is clear. It allows for a level of flexibility that simply isn't possible when running your own data center, and running your own data center is expensive and requires a completely different skill set than running cloud workloads.

So what does all this mean for cloud infrastructure market revenue growth? If the data is correct, it will be fine. It just seems a bit difficult in the short term.