Until now, a majority of the public cloud providers have kept pace with demands. However, they could probably reach their limits soon
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced more and more businesses to shift to remote working. This has resulted in a sudden rise in credibility for cloud computing and cloud-based systems. Globally, enterprises realize the value and capabilities of cloud computing. However, public cloud providers do have a certain limit on capacity. Since they provide resource sharing using advanced tenant management capabilities; their capacities can be expanded during this crisis but only up to a limit. Once the provider reaches that limit, employing rationing mechanisms will be necessary.
Italy, which is one of the most affected countries in the world with coronavirus, witnessed stressed cloud servers owing to a mix of people streaming movies, playing online games, and running business-critical applications. Public cloud providers have not prioritized the usage just yet. However, soon enterprises using maximum cloud services will get preferential access over those who are binge-watching their favorite sitcoms or movies.
According to experts, the real challenge will begin once the COVID-19 crisis is over. There is a possibility that most enterprises affected by the pandemic will double down on cloud migrations. Although public cloud providers will be in a strong position owing to high demands, they will also need to come up with creative ways to accommodate the post-pandemic surge.
There will be a sea change in the priorities around the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Enterprises will have to take measures to ensure that their applications and data are safe on these public clouds. The current pandemic is allowing businesses to keep a note of the glitches and complications arriving in business operations and develop solutions to ensure they don’t happen again.