What is clear is that cloud computing is accelerating faster than predicted, adoption rates are high, and revenue generation is soaring. Today, the question for enterprises is no longer "whether" they need to adopt the cloud, but rather "what should be the strategy for cloud adoption" to best serve the enterprise and its customers.
Cloud service providers offering a wide range of services are keeping up with this technology wave and driving it forward. Let's take a look at some of the major cloud service providers.
IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform across public, private and hybrid environments, with products and services spanning compute, networking, storage, management, security, DevOps and databases. Some of its standout offerings include bare-metal servers, VMWare, application modernization cloud packages, virtual private clouds, and a range of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, data and analytics. With the acquisition of Red Hat, IBM has also positioned itself as the leading hybrid cloud provider of our time.
Microsoft Azure is a flexible cloud platform for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. With its data centers located in many regions, Azure provides global reach through a local presence. Azure provides software, platform and infrastructure services that support Microsoft-specific and third-party languages, tools and frameworks.
Oracle Cloud is primarily known for Software as a Service and Database as a Service, also known as Oracle Data Cloud. Oracle's SaaS offerings include a wide range of applications such as ERP, SCM, HCM, Marketing, Sales and CX running in the cloud. Oracle Data Cloud provides one of the largest cloud-based data management platforms, helping customers target audiences to Oracle Cloud also offers a number of cloud infrastructure and platform services.
Salesforce specializes in software-as-a-service with a focus on customer relationship management, supporting organizations to better connect with customers, partners and prospects. salesforce offers a variety of cloud services such as sales cloud, service cloud and marketing cloud to help customers track analytics, customer success and support, customer complaints in real time, and even listen to customers on social platforms to automatically route them to the appropriate agent for resolution. them to the appropriate agent for resolution.
SAP is known for its enterprise software and applications (such as ERP, CRM, HR and Finance) that run in the cloud. There is also an SAP Cloud Platform for building and scaling business applications with rapid innovation cycles in a secure cloud computing environment managed by SAP.