Cloud adoption moves far beyond the middle-earth realm of cloud migration, now also driven by sustainability, distribution, sovereignty, “FinOps” and multi-cloud forces – all for that precious, better business flow

The cloud cannot be commanded to turn back. It has set on a journey – accelerated by the pandemic – only further building strength and velocity. It infuses all areas of an organization, weaves its way through to the core, and applies itself through varied interconnected and distributed cloud options. A static, eternal place around the central throne is no longer a given for the cloud. To flow with the business is a matter of seamless fusion between technology and operational capabilities – driving innovation, growth, agility, trust, financial transparency, and sustainability. Now there’s a quest worth embarking on.

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  • Different regulatory requirements, the need for unique services, and the emergence of more loosely coupled, “mesh” business models drives the move towards truly hybrid, multi-cloud and non-cloud mixes.

  • With connectivity infusing every aspect of business, a single cloud and network is bound to be flooded. Workloads must be more distributed to industry-focused platforms, sovereign clouds, and operational technology edge devices.
  • As around $25 billion is spent on cloud every quarter, a unified perspective (“FinOps”) is needed towards transparent financial cloud controls – balancing business impact, accountability of stakeholders, manageability, and budget flows.
  • A growing proportion of global electricity is consumed by established data centers. In contrast, cloud-native suppliers see massive reductions in carbon emissions, marking the way towards a more sustainable, zero-carbon computing future.
  • High-performance, distributed ledger technologies emerge as agile alternatives to industry leading “Hyperscaler” cloud platforms, focusing on personal sovereignty and privacy, built-in security, superior sustainability, and cost.


  • Google is using AI to optimize geothermal plants and wind farm efficiency and distribute workloads to the location of cleanest energy, aiming to be carbon-free by 2030.
  • In Singapore, two universities within the Sustainable Tropical Data Centre Testbed are looking to cut energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25%.
  • Atlassian, a collaboration software company, created a visual indicator of where Reserved Instances coverage becomes high enough to yield significant savings.
  • Microsoft’s real-time visual analysis allows researchers to assess biodiversity and inner-city traffic patterns by tying cloud, edge, and high-speed networking with AI.
  • Capgemini, Orange, and Microsoft created a French cloud service to meet sovereignty requirements of the French State through a ”Cloud de Confiance.”
  • Google Data Centers reduced the amount of energy used by 40% by leveraging DeepMind’s machine learning system.


  • Optimized cloud usage – especially when achieved in conjunction with Artificial Intelligence – will deliver significant savings in energy consumption, reducing carbon emissions.
  • Through cloud financial management (“FinOps”) and better visibility of cloud usage, significant cost reductions can be achieved. Wildlife Studios managed to cut their cloud costs by 45%.
  • A hybrid mix of cloud options enables sovereignty, trust, and data ownership. This enables an agile, unified ecosystem of cloud and data services – where applicable – protected by data protection laws.
  • A multi-cloud setup – in combination with software-driven Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) – not only delivers agility, but also boosts cloud user satisfaction, easy access, and versatile changes of scale when business so dictates.


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